After a season without competing in the pool, the swim team is gearing up and training for their Almont League season. After the previous season with new Head Coach Adrian Lopez, Coach B will be taking on this position with Lopez as an assistant coach. The team is currently training and competing through preseason to improve their 5-7 record from last season and qualify swimmers to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) preliminaries.
“It’s [exciting] to come back for another season because everyone gets to see how much progress they will have made both as a new and returning swimmer,” Lopez said.
So far, the Moors competed in two preseason meets, resulting in a win against the Pioneer Titans and a loss against the Flintridge Prep Rebels. With an even 1-1 preseason record, the team practices daily at Granada Park to improve their skills to reduce their number of losses for the regular season. From 3-5 p.m. B and Lopez focus on the athletes’ breathing, strokes and other techniques needed to improve.
“I’m glad that I came back to swim this season and having an [even record so far] shows that we still have time to improve and hopefully [become Almont League] champions,” sophomore Kenny Lam said.
With the regular season underway this week, the Moors’ first Almont League meet was against the Gabrielino Eagles on March 12 where they lost. The team’s next league meet will take place on March 17 against the Bell Gardens Lancers at Granada Park at 3:15 p.m.