Susky Swimming Looks to End Season with Strength
January 19, 2017
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With many of the team’s strongest swimmers graduating as members of the class of 2016, the swim team is looking to rebuild.
Since the beginning of the winter sports season, the swim team has raced Dover, South Western, Dallastown, West York, and York Suburban with each meet ending in a loss for the Warriors.
Despite a rocky start to the season, members of the swim team are looking to a bright future.
There are 20 underclassmen currently on the swim team, which leaves several remaining seasons for the team to rebuild and get back on their feet.
Sophomore Matt Keuler was named Swimmer of the Meet in last Thursday’s race against York Suburban.
“Honestly, it just comes down to every day at practice. You have to work your hardest and give it your all, and then, by the time you get out of the pool you shouldn’t be able to walk. That’s how you know you’re doing well. Coach Wingert tells us that that’s how we can tell we’re working hard. Individually, I’m just trying to improve my breast stroke and one day get to districts,” said Keuler.
Keuler also gave a shout-out to the hard-working first-year swimmers and noted that head coach Brian Wingert has been absolutely instrumental in the team’s efforts to recover from their loss of many core swimmers.
Junior Captain Nate Hunsinger swam with many of last season’s seniors and is trying to share the strategies that led to previous success with newcomers.
“I’m a varsity athlete so I’ve trained for these types of situations before. I’ve been in this stuff, I know I’ll be fine. As a varsity athlete, I know that when times get tough, you just gotta push through, man, you gotta stay positive. Kids in Africa would love the opportunity that we have every day to swim in that pool so I’m grateful; we just gotta keep pushing,” said Hunsinger.
Come out and support the swim team in their next away meet at Northeastern High School this Thursday at six in the evening.