Swimming towards a great season
Kate Simpson, Reporter
The boys swim team is off to a great start with a win against Edsel Ford.
“There’s been like a lot of off season training, it’s been day in day out, getting up early going to practices, going to dryland, just working out,” junior Sawyer Hill said.
The boys commit to going to practice everyday and think their hard work will pay off.
“Practicing hard training every day, three days a week we’re going in the weight room,” senior Philip Pelland said. “Six days a week we come here after school and on saturdays we have swim practice so it’s a lot of intense training.”
Not only do they train as a team but they also work together to help each other stay motivated throughout the season.
“I’m trying to motivate the freshmen cause that’s gonna help in the long run,” senior captain Alex Hickey said.
The team had lots of talented seniors last year and this year they are striving to work hard with the new members to become successful.
“It’s gonna be a lot of working on the new kids and just getting prepared to win another league championship,” Pelland said.
Many of the boys were low-spirited when most of their talent graduated last year but are confident with the new team.
“We lost two really big hitters last year, Easton Tabin and Nolan Gutenschwager, but it’s looking like we’re gonna bounce back this year and take the lead again,” Hill said.
Most of the team have the same goals to break records and make it to states.
“My goals for this season are to qualify for states in two of my four events, the 200 medley relay and the 100 breastroke,” Pelland said. “Also re-break the record in the 200 medley and break the individual breastroke record.”
Both Pelland and Hickey want to break the 200 medley record they had broken last season and make states in their best events.
“My goals are obviously to re-break our records, make states in everything i made last year, and also make states in the 100 fly and the 50 free,” Hickey said.
Other swimmers would also like to qualify for states in individual and relay events.
“My goals are to make it to states for the 200 relay and the 200 freestyle relay,” Hill said. “Then maybe the 100 freestyle and the 50 freestyle for my individuals.”
For seniors this season is bittersweet so they are really focusing on making this season their best yet.
“I think this season means a little bit more to me because its my last year so I’m going out with a bang,” Hickey said.