Diving into the season

Taylor Dolezal, Reporter

With the start of the new school year, the swim team is off to a great start. Monday, September 13th, the girls’ swim team had a meet, competing against various schools. They played Centerville, Grinnell, Keokuk, Oskaloosa, and Vinton Shellsburg. Vinton Shellsburg won with 332 points, Williamsburg was very close behind with 300 points. No wins yet in the season, but personal records are being broken every meet.  Let’s see where this swim season takes us, and take a deep dive into it.

“The team is very positive … they all have a lot of pride in their swimming,” the girls swim coach, Mindy Wuebker claimed. Mindy has been swimming since she was 7-years-old, and has been teaching the junior high swim team for two years here at CCA. The coach stated, “I value hard work, and always trying your best during meets and practice.”  She wants to push swimmers to do their best hoping they take pride in what they do.

A sophomore and swimmer here at CCAHS, Grace Huch talked about some positives of being on the swim team. Huch exclaimed, “I love that even if we don’t know each other all that well, we still cheer for each other … almost like a family”! She’s been swimming for nearly 6 and a half years and has pushed herself to improve not only herself but the team.  Huch stated, “I’m going to do my best to make this the best team I can.” She has very strong hopes for the team and hopes to improve every meet.

Sydney Granquist, a current sophomore and swimmer here at CCAHS swam the 100 free and 50 free at the girls swim meet. This is her third year competing in swim, her second year with Williamsburg.  She’s been making continuous improvements every meet and has continued to push herself each swim season. Sydney claimed, “I really like the people here … the team is great.” She expresses great fondness for the team and the people there.  

A lot of the swimmers on the team take a lot of pride in what they do. They are always trying to improve, and push themselves to do better. Overall it is a fantastic environment to improve on yourself and do better as a swimmer.  You can build great bonds and push yourself to your best potential. What’s stopping you from joining the team? Are you ready for the challenge?