Jan. 5 Swim Team Victory


Sophomore Elise Birr swims backstroke to warmup before her event.

Julia Puckett, Staff Reporter

Thursday, Jan. 5, the swim team competed against Centerline High School. The team competed in 16 events taking first and second place, resulting in winning the meet 74-87. The team is celebrating their win, but still working hard in practice to continue improving. 

This year, the swim team is co-ed, meaning that both the boys’ and girls’ teams are swimming as one team.

During the meet, senior Austin Barnett qualified for counties in his 200-freestyle, his 50-freestyle, and his 100-freestyle. “Qualifying for counties has always been a dream that sat in the back of my mind. I never really thought I could do it, but I proved myself wrong. I can’t wait to see what else I can do,” Barnett said.  

Sophomore Elise Birr swam the 100 backstroke and freestyle in the 200-freestyle relay and 400-freestyle relay. “It was pretty nerve-wracking, but I had a lot of fun with my friends,” Birr said. 

Continue supporting the swim team at their next meet against Warren Woods Tower on Jan. 10.