Swim and Dive Team Stays Afloat at Start of Season


Wakefield Swim vs Justice

The Wakefield Swim Team has had two meets so far in the season. In their first meet of the season against Washington-Liberty, both the boys and girls team won by a landslide. They lost to Justice last week, and they’re confident they can make a comeback.

Senior and swim captain Harry Westfall competed in and won the 500 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, winning the backstroke by only 3 seconds. When asked about his win as well as how he feels the team is doing overall, he said, “I think we need more conditioning for sprinting. We haven’t done much short and fast work. It’s also a tradition for us to beat Liberty.”

The team is carrying on the long tradition of carb-loading with pasta parties before upcoming meets. It’s a favorite of many members on the team including senior Emily Andrews who said, “I like getting together with everybody and having fun outside of the pool.”

Swim and dive is often overlooked as a sport, but what better place to spend a cold winter evening than in a warm, humid building? The team is looking for timers and basically anyone can be one with training. The meets are really exciting; there’s always something going on. Spectators are heavily encouraged to cheer as long as it’s respectful.

The team’s next meet is today, Friday at home at 6:30 vs Marshall, come out to support! Senior night is Jan 17th, let’s make it the best one yet! Bring signs and posters for all of our seniors and show them some love!