Swimmers prepare for upcoming season


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Senior Rick Niu swims for both the high school team and the Cincinnati Marlins. His best events are the 200 IM and the 200 freestyle. He has been working hard in the offseason so that he will make state again this coming season.

Ethan May

As the start of the swim season draws close veteran swimmers start to reflect on past seasons and try to make goals for the future season while new, potential team members are working harder than ever to make the team.

Tryouts will begin on Fri. Nov. 7 and last three days. During tryouts swimmers will complete rigorous test sets so that coach Dr. Dan Carl can see if you are ready to be on the team.

“Some of the hardest practices of the year are those at the beginning of the season, they are extremely tough because you are not in shape yet,” senior Joseph Moreno said.

After tryouts Carl will announce around 28 people who made the cut, those who did not make the team will be sent to Junior Varsity.

Those sent to Junior Varsity always have the opportunity to try out the next year after they have trained more and improved their times.

“The first year I tried out for the Varsity team I did not make it, so I swam JV and started working really hard and then the next year I made it,” senior Allan Zou said.

While the younger swimmers are trying to make varsity, upperclassman are making their goals for the next year.

“This year, I am hoping to be able to make the District meet. I want to swim primarily 100 free,” junior Lucas McCutcheon said.

No matter what grade, everyone has been working hard this offseason in order to improve their times for the upcoming season.