Swimmers celebrate senior night

February 10, 2020

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Sonia Yost

The seniors jump into the pool with their warm-ups on, a tradition for the swim team. "It feels so weird to be leaving after all this time. But, I'm excited for what my future has in store for me," senior Anastasia Slobodnik said.

As the end of the year approaches, more and more things come to a close. Seniors are finalizing their plans for after graduation, the underclassmen prepare to schedule their classes and teachers get ready to move into the new school building.

For the seniors on the boys’ and girls’ swim team, they celebrated their last home meet on Feb. 3 as the teams went against Tyrone. During the meet, each senior was recognized for their hard work and dedication to the team. 

“I’m sad to see our seniors leave. I have a lot of good ones saying goodbye, and their absence will put a large hole in our team,” Coach Nanette Cummings said.  

The pool deck and seating area had been decorated with maroon and white streamers and balloons. Each senior also had a poster with pictures of them that had been made by the underclassmen. 

The meet started at 5 p.m., and until the break, which occured between the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, operated like any other meet. Once the break started, each senior was walked down the pool by family members. As they rounded the corner of the pool, the underclassmen gave them gift bags that contained a blanket with the swim team’s logo. After rounding the other corner, the seniors stopped midway down the pool and jumped in with their warm ups on, a tradition for the swim team. 

“I’m going to miss the times that I’ve spent with this year’s seniors because I’ve genuinely loved each and every one of them,” junior Karenna Kauffman said. 

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