Black swim team improves throughout the season

Eighth-graders Leah Dichter and Anna Rewick swim the front crawl during one of their practices on January 28 (photo by Emily Forgash).

This year 60 boys and girls from grade seven and eight participated in swimming. Twenty-nine of those students were on the Black team.

This year many amazing things happened such as the new opening of the pool and having their first practice in that pool. “I think the new swimming pool is really great. The swimming is super nice and the length is perfect. The dive blocks are amazing and water is great,” said seventh grader Ben Monforth. “The one thing that is hard with swimming in the pool is flip turning in the shallow end.”

The first meet in the new pool took place in December and will forever be a memory for those who participated.

The first meet for ASL swimming happened on December 8. That meet was ASL exclusive and only parents were able to watch. It was exclusive because the swim team was trying out the new equipment. The first meet that had another school participating was on January 26 when Cobham came to ASL. “Personally it went really well. There was a lot of improvement happening,” said Monforth. “Our first went okay, but it only progressed from there. At the end of the season, I was coming in first in most of my races. I got to meet new people and I got to learn new techniques to help me.”

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