Swim Falls Short to San Dimas HS
By SIDNEY WONG
On April 9, co-ed swim suffered a loss to San Dimas HS with a score of 100-241.
Varsity boys and girls scored 50 points each.
Underclassmen and parents recognized eight graduating seniors with sashes and flowers during their last home meet, with one meet remaining.
Despite the loss, captain Charley Jackson (12) believes the vigorous practice during spring break prepared the team for the meet.
“Focusing on our individual events during break prepared us for [this meet]. We knew San Dimas would be a difficult team, but we still fought hard,” Jackson said. “We had good individual races despite the score.”
Additionally, swimmer Emily Bermudez (12) enjoyed receiving gifts from the team and will miss attending meets.
“I thought senior night was a success,” Bermudez said. “The gifts were thoughtful and I appreciate the parents and teammates who [contributed] to senior night. It was nice to be recognized and a great way to have our last home meet of our season.”
Furthermore, Jackson wants the team to improve on their mentality and camaraderie at meets to boost their confidence.
“Next meet, I hope to be less nervous and focus on improving our times as a team,” Jackson said. “I especially want to focus on our relays because we tend to get [down on] ourselves.”
Overall, swimmer Ryan Lien (11) believes the memorable meet will help prepare the team for their last upcoming meets.
“Senior night was bitter sweet [because] it is sad to see all our seniors go. This meet gave us a taste of who our opponents would be at [California Scholastic Federation],” Lien said. “[I believe] our season can only get better from here on out and I hope to work on my speed and technique.”
Swim will compete away against Covina HS on April 17.