Intrasquad Swim Meet: Boys and Girls Swim Teams Compete Against Each Other

Shelby Noonan, print staff

The boys and girls swim teams started off the season with an intrasquad meet. The boys’ two teams tied and the girls’ blue team won. This meet was very different from previous years because there were no spectators, and everyone had to wear masks on the sidelines. 

  “It was different because we had a few girls quarantined, so we had to move the lineup around last minute. We didn’t have any spectators, which made it very quiet. It felt like it wasn’t a very serious meet, and the motivation was just not there,” Skylar Noonan (12) said.

The swim teams usually use this meet to figure out what everyone is going to be swimming in the upcoming season. According to the swimmers, it is very important for them to swim as hard as they can to try to get put in more upcoming events. 

“Before a meet I prepare myself by stretching and trying to keep myself moving. I normally get nervous and to calm myself down, I listen to music or try to distract myself by talking to my friends,” Anna Kabrud (9) said.

   At this small meet, the swimmers believe they did very well even though they had some teammates out. The coaches believe that this season will be very successful if the athletes continue to put in the hard work that they’ve shown so far. 

   I think the blue and white meet really told two stories. We really are missing the thirteen seniors that graduated last year because we don’t have as much depth on the team. The new faces that have shown up are working really hard and doing a great job during this early season,” Coach Dan Fox, Science, said.