Varsity Swim Team Competes for Spot in League Finals
As the school year winds down, the spring sports teams are beginning to compete in their league finals. The varsity swim team is no exception; they competed on May 9 at Schurr High School against all five of the teams in the Almont League in order to qualify for the CIF preliminary matches. The Moors finished the season with a record of 5-7. Although the team has had to overcome many obstacles this year with the arrival of new Head Coach Adrian Lopez and training the junior varsity team consisting of all new swimmers, the Moors have been able to achieve most of their personal goals this season, including working hard during league meets, [reducing] their personal time and having fun in the process, according to co-captain Vanessa Gutierez.
“I felt that [the team] did extremely well this season, considering that many of the strong swimmers left due to graduation,” junior Brandon Wong said. “We won many meets that I had not expected to win.”
The Moors continue to be enthusiastic as varsity swimmers are practicing hard in order to individually qualify for CIF in their chosen events. Their daily practice routines consist of time trial dives and sharpening their skills. The team’s last league meet was on May 1 against the Mark Keppel Aztecs, resulting in a loss and finishing in last place in Almost League.