Last Saturday, the girls swim team swam at the Haslett invitational at Haslett high school. This was the third Saturday morning swim meet and the girls are exhausted. Having practice every day after school, meets on Saturday morning and Hell Week coming up, the week when the swimmers push themselves their hardest to get ready for CAACs, the girls are tired.
“If you have a job and you’re on the swim team, your schedule is pretty packed.” said assistant coach Megan Sidge. “Along with packed school work these girls are tired.”
Swimming is a tiring sport. This year, coach Nate Burchfield disbanded morning practices due to the fact the girls that come from Eastern would take forever to get from Everett to Eastern and not be late to school. Still for girls like freshman Timia Edmond, swimming is a love.
“Swimming is in my blood. My brother Calvin was the boys’ Assistant Coach and he swam along with my brother Akeem. I love swimming,” said Edmond.
The swim team has a swim meet this Thursday at Mason. This is the first week since school started that the team hasn’t had two or more swim meets in one week. The following week they have a meet against Williamston at home during Hell Week.
“This team is tough as nails, (and) strong like bulls. We will do the best we absolutely can do to get ready for CAACs,” said Edmond.