Swimming Travels to Penn

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Varsity swimmer Holly Spears (11) warms up for the 50 freestyle. She placed first with a time of 24:78.

Kristen Copple and lakecentralnews

Saturday, Dec. 8, girls Varsity and JV swimming and diving traveled two hours away to Penn High School in Mishawaka for the Penn Invitational and lost with a final score of 148-78.

Though they did not win, Head Coach Todd Smolinski, Social Studies, gave them praise.

“They did great. We didn’t come out with a win, but overall they had a good performance. Penn is tough competition. [The swimmers] went out there, raced hard and put up some good scores,” Smolinski said.

Holly Spears (11), a three year Varsity swimmer, has experience going against Penn, but has optimism about facing them in the future.

“The team did really well; a lot of us were close to last year’s Sectional times, so I think we’re pretty ahead of last season. We just have to keep working harder and focus on the little things like finishing the races and doing those close touches. I think we have more depth than any other team out there; we have a lot of good people, whereas they have one really good person in this event or that event. We have much more variety, “ Spears said.

The next varsity girls swim meet is Tuesday, Dec. 11, against LaPorte at 5:30 PM.