Aves freestyle to finish-line


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Senior Jannen Sivaruban stands with Dr. Dan Carl as he asks the coach for advice. This meet was at home. Sivaruban is on the Varsity team. “Give your best, be competitive, but have fun,” Sivaruban said. Photo Credits: McDaniel’s Photography 

Swimming is a requirement for foundations of fitness.m Foundations of fitness can help get you in the pool.

Sophomore Olivia Hewitt learned to swim when she was four years old. She started swimming on a team when she was in first grade. Hewitt is currently on the JV team.

“I started swimming because my parents, at the time, believed that swimming is a survival skill that everyone should have,” Hewitt said.

Hewitt swims the 200 IM, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 free, as well as the medley relay, and 400 free relay.

“I do swimming for several reasons. One, it gets me in shape (especially for my job as a lifeguard). Two, it is a good way to challenge yourself.
Third, it is a great way to relieve stress from the school day,” Hewitt said.

Senior Matthew Schuetz has been swimming for seven years. He has been on the varsity team for four years.

“I started swimming because I wanted to have something to do,” Schuetz said.

He swims the 200 and 100 freestyle.

“I grew to like swimming, a lot,” Schuetz said.

Junior Bycen Gwyn plays water polo but is swimming for the school for his first year. Gwyn wanted to condition for water polo.

“I didn’t really like it at first, but as I got into the sport, I started to like it more, and more. It made me realize that, swimming could drive me to become better, inside and outside of swimming,” Gwyn said.

Gwyn swims the 100 backstroke, 400 relay, and 200 medley.