By Shannon P
One team that’s been hard at work this winter sports season is the men’s varsity swim team. The season is in full swing and their record currently stands at one win against Milford and one loss against Howell with lots more meets to come, including the Walled Lake Invitational this Saturday, where they will take on swimmers and divers from all Walled Lake Schools, Lakeland, Milford, Howell, and U of D.
The team took 5th out of all the teams with many best times and first place finishes. Junior Nathan Adkins dropped time on his 100 yard freestyle. He said he’s proud of how his hard work in practice is paying off with getting the times he wants.
Aside from the swimming, the meet featured a little drama. In the middle of the meet, a light on the pool deck caught on fire. The pool was evacuated and fire alarm was pulled, nobody was hurt and the meet went on as usual. “We evacuated the building on Saturday because the ballast in a light fixture in the pool caught fire. The fire department examined the building, made sure that all was safe, and cleared us to resume all activities,” Principal Charles Morgan stated in an email sent to staff.
Their biggest threat and competition this season is cross town rival Walled Lake Northern and close neighbor, Lakeland. Those two teams are the closest in competition and have been their most intense dual meets in the past.
Their team has 16 swimmers this year. Practices tend to be right after school until 5:30 PM with Saturday practices and practice a few times a week before school. With winter break their training is going to intensify.
Team captain senior Josh Pascua said, “The team is looking great, I’m excited to see what this season has in store for us.”