Spring conditioning swims into action

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The team celebrates after placing third in the state tournament. The team beat Milford by two points in overtime for the third place trophy. With six seniors graduating, the team is doing all they can to prepare for the upcoming season and achieve their goal of winning state. Photo by Patricia May.

Hannah May, News Chief

Coach Nicholas Helwig has decided to create a spring and summer conditioning program for all the water polo teams.

The practices are held directly after school from 2:30 to 3:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In these practices the teams will be playing scrimmages, doing drills and learning new skills to help improve their game.

“I think that it is a really good idea to have spring conditioning because it gives us more time in the water to work on our game and the only way to get better at water polo is to play water polo,” freshman Sarah Abraham said.

The groups of players who attend are divided into different teams. The groups each have a captain. The teams are able to earn points and the teams with the most points gets a reward at the end of the season.

“You earn points by showing up and by playing well. If we do a skill correctly that were learning, we are able to earn points,” Abraham said.

The plan is to continue the spring conditioning throughout the summer until the high school season starts in August.

“I am so excited for the next high school season. I love water polo and the team is so amazing. I am also playing club water polo this summer so that I can improve,” Abraham said.

For more information on SHS water polo, click here.