There is No “I” in Team

Kelsey Wilkerson and lakecentralnews

On Dec. 11, boys varsity swimming beat LaPorte 139-47. Working as a team is their biggest strategy. Every person must compete their best in order to win and that they did. Without the support from each teammate, their confidence would decline.

“Seeing people for about four hours a day, you get really close with them, ”Arthur Seida (12) said.

They practice everyday from 5-6:30 a.m. and 2:30-5 p.m.

“You make friends that last a lifetime.” Brandon Evers (11) said.

Working together as a team has affected each individual in both outside life and in practice.

“Everyone supports me really well for not being the best coming up [to varsity] from JV,” Gavin Basile(10) said.

Many of the swimmers have goals they hope to accomplish.

“My goal is to go to State by the time I’m a senior and try getting better at making times,” Basile said.

Some swimmers believe that by listening to music before a meet is an important role in gaining confidence before competing.

“I listen to calm music before then as it gets closer to the meet I listen to crazier music to boost by adrenaline.” Basile said.

Using the confidence boost given by music helps the team work together to succeed.

“Swimming is competitive and a hard sport, but the big aspect is being with each other and working with a team.” Evers said.