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Just Keep Swimming

Megan Kirby, Co-editor

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       “If you think your sport is hard, try doing it while holding your breath.”  This year’s swim and dive team has had a fantastic season so far and has represented our school wonderfully. PB Swim team has won the majority of their swim meets this season.The team has bonded and become a family in the process.The seniors will miss their teammates and the challenges and memories swim has given them.

        Senior Jade McCain has been swimming since her sophomore year. She swims all the strokes except for breaststroke, and her goal this year is to medal at conference. Her favorite part about swim is that she gets to spend time with her friends on the team. Jade finds the sport as much of a mental challenge as a physical challenge.

        Katie Husky, also a senior, has been swimming since 6th grade. The most challenging part of swim for her is the “amount of time and effort it takes.” Katie also swims most of the events, but her main events are the 500 and 200 free, and the 100 fly. The most important part of swim for her is the impact she has on the team and the girls. Her favorite part about swim is the relationship she has with her teammates, whom she sees as her “family”. She would, “ do anything for them.”

        Coach Lewis, who also coaches Cross Country and Track, has been the swim coach for eleven years. Her goal for this season is to have all of the girls improve. She loves watching the girls push themselves and get better in the process. Coach also appreciates watching the teammates become a family. The most difficult thing about swim for her is “watching the seniors leave.” It gets harder for her each year.

        Swim is a learning experience for these athletes as well as a way to make lifelong friends. The seniors have made the school proud and will be missed. Hopefully the girls will continue to do well and reach their goals while representing Poplar Bluff High School. Let’s go Lady Mules!

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