What if you had to swim five days a week, practicing and going through challenge after challenge?
Senior Josh Walls has been swimming for three years, and he describes his experience as “fun and challenging.
“There’s like a new challenge every day, and it’s like you find a new muscles that you have never found before,” he said.
Of course, swimming requires you to work many muscles.
Angelina Matute, a junior and also a three-year swimmer is primed for success. Coach Stephen Ehrmann is working with her to get a scholarship, and her mother motivates her to come here every day and try her best.
One team member who will make an impact this year is one of the smallest on the team, but she has a big heart. Freshman Irina Bowman has been swimming for eight years.
“I feel that this year is going to be pretty good,” she said. With this being her first year, she hopes to excel and fit in with the returning members of the team.
Coach Thomas Mannion is the head coach of the team and he said he’s excited for the upcoming season.
“Swimming is an awesome experience to give the kids futures, and it lets them push themselves to their limits,” he said. “I do give them guidance and try to help them in every aspect of their life, not just in the water. They’re student athletes-students first and athletes second.”
by Arnet McLamb