Bulldogs swim team plan on dominating new season after preparing during offseason

Ready to make the biggest splash yet, the CPHS boys swimming prepares to head into their 2017-2018 season. With last year’s team ending their season earlier than expected, the boys took what they learned and went to work. Junior, Evan Holland, and the rest of the team have been aiming to improve all year.
“Last year was a rebuilding year, but this year we’ve had high expectations since day one. The majority of the team, including incoming freshman, have been training with the Crown Point Swim Club since last season ended,” Holland said.

The team has high goals for this year, starting with their consistent work ethic. With hours upon hours of tireless practicing over the offseason, the boys have made a statement with their work effort.

“Most swimmers were practicing twice a day, 7 A.M. and 6 P.M., 6 days a week all summer,” Holland said. “Once school started, 5:30 A.M. practices 4 days a week with 2 hour after-school practices daily.”

After so much practice many members of the team are ready to just compete. However, Holland believes that the year round training is necessary.

“Swimming is a three month high school season, but in order to compete at the state level you need to train year-round which most of our guys did this year,” Holland said. “So, looking into the postseason we’re already showing potential for some of the most successful results we’ve had in awhile.”

With the resume this swim team has built up during the long offseason, they are ready to take on their season. Leading the way is Holland. Being the only individual to compete in the state meet last year, Holland looks to improve his scores.
“Personally I want to place in the top 5 at state in the 500 freestyle. As a team we want to get as many people to the state meet as possible. Whether it be relays or individual events, we want to get as many people as possible down to Indy in March.” Holland said.

Emmie Mcconnell
Emmie McConnell is a junior entering her first year of journalism. She is involved in Soccer, Student Council, NHS, and Key Club. She is interested in writing sports stories. She enjoys hanging out with friends, baking, and listening to music.

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