Swim team improves despite small roster

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Last season the men and women’s swim teams concluded with a record breaking performance in which they broke a combined eleven records and finished seventh and fifth in their conference.

With the teams both participating in workouts in and out of the pool, coach Alec Webster is excited for their season to begin and see how the hard work put in by the swimmers during off-season has paid off.

With the men’s team preparing for the first meet, Coach Webster said, The biggest need for improvement would be the team size getting bigger. We have a lot of talent we just need some more [swimmers].

The men’s team lost two seniors swimmers last year.

The boxer women’s swim team is trying to improve their fifth place conference finish last year.

Webster said that the biggest improvement needed for the women is going to be in “replacing the huge, talented senior class.”

The team has lost six seniors, however, Webster said the coaches have been “trying to identify new talent” while looking to build up both teams.

The Northwest Conference Sprint Pentathlon on Oct. 30 will be first meet for both teams followed by the Northwest Conference Relays on Halloween day.

Both of these meets will be in Walla Walla, Washington. The first home meet will be against Puget Sound and is scheduled for Nov. 6. The team will swim at home again against Pacific Lutheran Nov. 7.


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