Following last year’s extremely successful swim season, the team is hoping to improve upon their successes. In order to accomplish this goal, the team is already getting a head start in preparing for upcoming meets by training hard and working together.
Under the leadership of head coach Carrie Pierce, the team is well-poised to make a far run in league. In her first year as head coach, the team did extremely well, making it to CIF with individuals and relays. This year, Pierce looks to improve her coaching record in her second year as head coach.
According to Jules Mckenzie, a three-year member of Dana’s aquatic teams, “The season is looking really good for us. We have been training hard at practice and all the new freshman have really made an impact on the team. Coach Carrie has helped every one of us improve our skills and get in shape. I can’t wait to see how the first meet of the season goes.”
Additionally, Emma Mason, another three-year member of Dana’s swim team says, “Our season is off to a really good start, we’ve been training hard and have our first meet on March 2. I truly think we have a really good season ahead of us. We push ourselves every year and I am excited for what’s to come in this next season!”
Along with the girls, the boys swim team previously had a successful season, and their hopes are high for the coming challenges of season.
Senior Ryan Abdollahi, a four-year varsity swim member and leader on the team, stated, “Last season went well for us and I think varsity was 3rd in league. I know the team worked really hard and everyone put in their best effort. At CIF we had one relay make finals and I swam finals in the 200 IM and 100 breast where I got 3rd and 6th respectively. This year I know the team really wants to win [l]eague and do well at CIF so everyone is really excited for another good swim season.”
Moreover, Peyton Mathes, a new member of Dana’s swim team also states, “Our team has progressed a lot in the last few months. My teammates and I have managed to immensely increase our speeds in such a short amount of time. The coaches have been preparing us for the very first meet of the season for a while now and all the training from first semester’s water polo season has provided us with all the skills we need to crush the competition.”
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