Swim finishes season strong

By Jack Pearce

As the winter sports season nears its end, the men’s swim team finished strong with hope for the future.

“The past few years we’ve had five or six [swimmers]. This year we [had] 11, most of which were freshmen, so we are young,” swim captain Wyatt Allemann said.

This year’s team showed it’s heading in the right direction during the District 1 meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 400 freestyle relay where the team placed in the top six in all of WesCo 3A, against many bigger and more experienced teams than the youthful water-Hawks.

Before heading up to Pilchuck a few team members shaved their legs. Getting rid of their leg hair may have allowed a few swimmers to “shave off” a few seconds in their races.

Sophomore Sam Armentrout finished sixth in the 200 individual medley and junior Allemann was a mere two seconds from making state in the 50 meters.

“We did a lot better than I thought we were going to do. We hung with the bigger teams. I was surprised,” Allemann said.  “I think we’ve got a chance to do something special [next year].”