Swimmers take your mark


Ania Campbell

Dive in. Campbell takes off into the pool for her portion of her team’s relay race. There are four teammates in a relay and they score based off their combined time. At a swim meet there are four relays per meet: the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 medley, and 400 medley.

Another season of winter is arriving. While for most people this includes thoughts of snow, hot chocolate, and fuzzy sweaters; for swimmers it is filled with miles of swimming, flip turns, and off the block dives.
Sophomore Ania Campbell has been swimming since she was eight years old, and will be trying out for varsity this year as a returning member.
“I started out swimming through swim camps, and then joined the Northern Kentucky Clippers before swimming for SHS. I have never stopped loving the sport and have become mentally and physically stronger thanks to swimming,” Campbell said.
During the winter season, SHS has two swim teams, the JV and Varsity. Varsity meets first at 2:30 and JV meets at 4:30.
“I love all the friendships I have made and the fantastic experiences I have been given while swimming on the swim team. Swimming had always calmed me down after a long and stressful day at school and is a way to clear my head,” Campbell said.
Swim team meets everyday for varsity and four times a week for JV. Tournaments and meets are typically on the weekend, however some meets like senior night are competed in during weeknights.
“Swimming has definitely made me a much happier person. Thanks to my coaches, I have learned so much about what it means to be a part of a team and work the hardest possible,” Campbell said.
Tryouts for Varsity and JV swim team are going to be held on November seventh and eighth. Varsity will tryout from 2:30 till 4:30 and JV will follow from 4:30 till 6:15. Results will be posted on November ninth.
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