Stroking away from a victory

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Sam Ruzga (12) competes in the butterfly. This was Ruzga’s first year on the swim team.

Nicole Milaszewski

Junior Varsity boys swimming dove into a tough lost against Duneland Athletic Conference powerhouse Chesterton on Jan. 11 with a score of 93-73.

“They were much better than us in general. They seemed to have a lot more practice than us,” Kyle Kilinski (9) said.

Chesterton’s reputation in the swimming world did not hinder the team’s performance.

“I thought we did pretty good swimming against Chesterton because they are a very good program,” Kyle Hegyi (9) said.

Their performance started off slow, along with their tone toward the meet. However, points began to trickle in, helping the overall mood of the meet to improve.

“We did well, seeing as how we went into it. We weren’t really pumped at the beginning, but as the meet went on and we started to get points, we got more into it. We did better and better,” Samuel Ruzga (12) said.

The changed attitude helped some swimmers improve their times. This meet, one of the last of the JV season, also caused some personal reflections.

“Personally, I swam a lot better than I usually do. I have definitely improved over the season,” Samuel Ruzga (12) said.