Sahuaro’s Swim Team Ready To Dive Into Action

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Marley Gandee, Reporter

Junior Swimmer Brenden Kruszewski

The school year is just floating by! Swim season is already well under way. The swim teams’ numbers took a huge dive,  before Covid the team had around 70 swimmers, and now only has around 30. Junior Brenden Kruszewski says, “You don’t have a reason to worry, we all like to make new friends and teach the new swimmers how to do the strokes.”

The swim team practices at Udall Pool on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3:45 to 5 o’clock. On Wednesdays, practice begins at 3, and lasts till 5. There is a bus that will take the swimmers to the pool.  Swimmers suit up in the locker rooms, and then begin with a warm up.  This includes stretching, pulls and kicks, and a few laps to warm up muscles.  During practice the team will mostly stay in the water, and very rarely they will do dry land training, which consists of running, push-ups, sit-ups and other strength workouts.

Meets are beginning on Thursday, September 2nd with the opening meet at Home – Udall pool!  Meets will usually have one or two other schools, unless it is an Invitational, which have 10 or more other schools. Regular meets will go for around 2-3 hours, and invitations will go for about 6-8 hours. Swimmers will warm up, then they will usually do 4 events each, two individual races and two relays.

“I like it because it’s unusual, different and a way to get out of the heat,” says senior Sam Kerr. Get ready to cheer on our swimmers! Go Cougars!