Swim Squad Starts Strong
SWIM SQUAD STARTS STRONG
BY: ROSE HOLTZWORTH
On Wednesday, we were treated to the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave Swim Team’s first meet held at Eastside pool--and boy was it a treat.
It was nail-biting competition against Eastside High School. Despite the results, we have every reason to be proud of our swimmers, as they truly pushed themselves to the limit. We can tip our hats to the swimmers, many of who only had two or three practices before their first race, and were not feeling overly confident in their capabilities.
However, all of them pulled from their strength within. They swam with speed and poise and while new records may not have been set, an interview with the coach revealed his positive feelings and aspirations for the rest of the season, how proud he is of where they started, and ambitious for where they’re headed.
The coach wasn’t the only one leaving the race with a smile. Many of the swimmers were beginning to feel the familiar tingling of competitiveness, ready to push even harder next practice. MVP’s were noted as much around the team as they were noticed by onlookers. Francisco Aguirre and Jayden Harriott seemed to steal the show, raking in some of the fastest times for the P.K. team, generating a buzz from P.K. fans and Eastside loyals, alike. Not to be mistaken as the only notable swimmers, as every single person on the team made Eastside work for any success they might have.
Beginning swimmers were excited to learn their speed was a force to be reckoned with, and veterans were happy to humbly push themselves--despite many already impressive scores. Excitement was abuzz by the end of the tournament and I could feel the ambitions for the continuing season. The suspense is building as the team, and its fans, await the final scores coming out later today.
Go Blue Wave!
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