Swim team closes at Copper Meet

While waiting for their race, the team laughs and eats a quick snack in order to have energy for their race. They enjoy spending time with each other and bonding as a team during their free time.  This gets them relaxed and excited to swim. Photo courtesy of Sarah Horne.
While waiting for their race, the team laughs and eats a quick snack in order to have energy for their race. They enjoy spending time with each other and bonding as a team during their free time. This gets them relaxed and excited to swim. Photo courtesy of Sarah Horne.

The JV swim team had their final meet of the season on Feb. 3.

“I do swim team because it is a huge stress reliever and it’s fun to cheer and see your friends swim, said Gina Schwegmann, 12.

Since the Copper Meet was the JV team’s last meet the coaches have the team pick which event they wanted to swim.  This let them be able to swim what they enjoy and feel they could do the best in at the meet.

“I picked to swim the 50 and 100 freestyle since I know I can do well in both of those events and wanted to end the season strongly,” said Tamia Butler, 10.

Even though the season is ending, it does not mean the friendships formed stay in the pool.  In and out of the water the team sticks together.

“I have found that the team becomes almost like a second family. We all laugh together and yell at each other but in the end we are always a team,” said Will Schramm, 9.

Best memories from the season:

“When I finally got first place at a meet. It was my first time winning in an event and it was an amazing accomplishment,” said Butler.

“When the team went up to Canton.  We all had a great time and it was nice to get to know everyone and relax before winter training,” said Schramm.