On Monday, the swim and dive team will take on the Plainfield Quakers at home after suffering a loss last year.
“Training has been going well. While my performance in training could always be better, I have been happy with where I have been and how my strokes have progressed through our time back in the water,” junior Joe Sheets said.
Both the boys team and the girls team are bigger this season.
“Having more swimmers on the team can definitely bring us into a better position with scoring against opponents. Our swimmers will have to earn their opportunities to race as numbers will be limited with each meet,” Coach Tami Nuhfer said.
The swimmers have high expectations for themselves individually and as a team and have plans to focus on themselves in the upcoming season.
“In all honesty, I try not to think about how the other team is going to perform. Instead, I focus on my training and how our team is going to put up times,” senior Alayna Kenworthy said.
With COVID cases on the rise, concern about getting a full season in is a growing concern for swimmers and coaches alike.
“Knowing that this year is a year like no other, our swimmers appear to be fully aware of the importance of each and every day. I believe they will come into each meet with the anticipation of owning their swim and racing against the clock,” Coach Nuhfer said.
Despite this, Plainfield is shaping up to be a successful meet.
“Coming off a rest cycle for a fast meet in Indianapolis I certainly think that, considering how fast I was able to swim, I will be ready to go faster against Plainfield this year, especially in the freestyle,” Sheets said.
The WBN will be live streaming all home swim meets, as spectators will not be allowed.