Swim qualifies for state

Multiple girl swimmers line up in preperation for a swim meet.

Brandon Rule

Multiple girl swimmers line up in preperation for a swim meet.

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After adjusting to all the change that occurred at the beginning of the season, the swim team is ready for state.

Junior girl swimmer, Ryleigh Weight stated, “I think that we have really come a long way since the beginning of the season.”

Senior, Tristan Diaz, believes that the swim team has not only improved from the beginning of this year, but also from his freshman year.

“[Throughout the last four years] I’ve seen the program progressively get better,” Diaz said.

All the improvement has led Weight to believe, “[The swim team] will do really well at state…we’ve got a lot of good swimmers this year.”

The individual boys who made it to state include Jake Perrine, Sam Morton, Jon Underwood, Benton Marcum, Tristan Diaz, Riley Lang, Levi Siwek, and Parker Corey. All of these boys also made state in their relay.

Diaz explains, “We’ve been working pretty hard…and it’s taken us four years to get to where we are but it’s a really, really great feeling knowing that it will all pay off.”

Individual girl swimmers include Ryleigh Weight and Raevin Teran-Richardson. The girls relay team that made state includes Ryleigh Weight, Raevin Teran-Richardson, Zoe Vela, and Jessie Roshto.

Now that the hard work is starting to pay off, the team is expected to only improve from here on out.

“We’re really good this year, but we’ll be even better the next couple of years,” believes Weight.

As for this season, Diaz congratulates his team for a great job, commending them for their hard work.

State was on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Skyline High School. Please visit phsprecedent.com for the results on how the swim team performed at state.