By Lucy Merrill
The 2018 swim season has started off strong for the panthers this year. With daily practice and dry land training, the swim team is getting ready and pumped up for another winning season.
After three weeks of practice the SRHS swim team made quite a splash during their first meet. At the Santa Rosa Junior College Invitational high school season kick off, where high schools from around the county gathered to compete, panther athletes showed just how strong and dedicated they are this year. Out of 16 high schools, Santa Rosa came in overall first for Varsity girls, Varsity boys and Jv girls. Due to the size of the boys Jv team, they came in overall second, yet still an impressive win.
This years team, made up of 52 swimmers, is coached by Erica Richards and SRHS’s new addition to the team, co-coach Greg.
Although they work hard, the swimmers are still have fun and are excited for the season. Sophomore Helen Mills from the girls JV team says, “Being on the team is a blast. It’s not just hard work, but laughing and excitement as well. We are doing really well this season [so far] and hopefully [we] will win at NCS again.” It is her second year on the team and Mills is confident that this year will be as victorious as last year.
Whether at practices or meets, the panther spirit is always present in the swim team. They swim to win and the title as overall champs for two years in a row now, just proves this dedication. It’s fair to say that this season is going to be a good one and this years athletes are ready to keep title as champs.