BY Sydney Sloan November 24 2014
After a very successful year for the swim team last year, the team is hoping for another successful year despite the fact that they lost many strong swimmers.
While Rose did lose many swimmers to many different universities, the team still has Division I swimmers. Senior Emmie Barnhill just signed to swim at NC State.
“We lost a lot of good seniors, but we still have a lot of good people on the team this year, and there were a lot of new people that joined the team,” junior Cary Pou said. “I think our team will still be strong, just maybe not as strong as last year.”
Even though the team has lost many strong swimmers, a lot of new people have joined the team
to fill their places.
“Hopefully we will have a good season this year considering how many seniors we lost last year, but we have some new people coming on so maybe that will help us out,” sophomore Bailey Wainwright said.
Being on the swim team gives the swimmers an opportunity to spend time with their friends while exercising.
“My favorite part is probably getting to just be with my friends and do something together, but I don't necessarily like having to get up early,” Wainwright said.
The team has a lot of goals for the season and hopes that they can be as strong of a team as last year.
“Our goals are probably to keep our state records this year and to do good at states for our relays,” Pou said. “Our girls team is a lot stronger because there are a lot more people on the girls team.”
The team has many goals but also some of the swimmers have some things that they are going to work on individually to improve.
“My goals are to get faster and to learn how to breathe because I mess up sometimes, and also to work on my stroke,” freshman Kashin Teel said.
The swimmers want to help their team improve by giving each other help on what they can do better.
At swim meets, the team is very supportive and they motivate each other to do better.
“The team is just really close and going together as a team, and everyone is really good about cheering for each other,” Pou said.