Boys swim and dive

The Falcons dive into action


Photo by Jenny Kim

Jenny Kim, Feature Editor

The boys’ swim team dived into their season on a good foot.

“The season is going good so far,” senior captain Jack VanHowe said. “We have gone up against two of the best teams in the state and only lost by a few points, but the team morale is still very high.”

At every meet, the team roots for one another, standing in front of their team’s lane, pushing the swimmer to do their best. Certain events seem to stand out within the team, showing positive outcomes.

“The 200 medley relay is the event that my team shines in,” VanHowe said. “We have had a really solid relay for three years and this year is the same.”

With an immense amount of support from their own teammates and even the girls’ varsity swim team, the swimmers are more motivated than ever.

“The boys’ team bond with the girls’ team is really strong,” VanHowe said. “We work together on a lot of things and help out with each other’s meets. We also go to them as captains, with any questions we have because they already went through it.”

With the expectation to beat Adams in an upcoming meet, the team also seeks for success at some other important events. The swimmers have goals as a team in addition to individual ones they want to achieve. VanHowe, last year’s state championship winner, is in a positive mindset for the remaining half of the season, as the captain of the team.

“As a team I would love to have the biggest county and state team that we have ever had,” VanHowe said. “Individually, I would like to break some more of the records and break mine that I already have.”

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