As another fall sports season draws to an end, it can only mean one thing for one unique group of athletes: It will only be a matter of time until the swimming and diving seasons begin again. However, this year, swimming and diving won't be the typical experience that returning athletes have come to know; there are several changes to the program that are expected to help the Kenston Swim Team improve and fortify themselves to make for a particularly victorious season. These changes include the transition to the CVAC pool, a privilege and improvement from the unpredictable Wembley pool the swimmers practiced at last year. Also, the swim team will be under the supervision of Coach Brian Scheider and Assistant Coach Tom Panichi this year, who have joined the team with modifications for the sport in general, high expectations, and hopes of taking swimmers to the state competition.
One of the modifications Coach Scheider and Coach Tom have already implemented is the swimming and diving teams' involvement with the community. On Saturday, November 7, the teams retreated to Camp Ho Mita Koda, a summer camp for kids and teens with diabetes, where they raked leaves while it shuts down for the winter. They worked hard and managed to clear the entire camp of leaves. The teams hope to accomplish other acts of community service within their season.
The prospects for the teams are looking as promising as ever. The swimmers and divers are faced this year with an even more extensive, demanding schedule than previous years, including many hours in the pool as well as training at Kenston’s track and weight room three times a week. The first Kenston swimming and diving meet of the season is this Friday, December 4, against Bay and then the next day, Saturday, December 5, against Perry. Be sure to look at the Boys and Girls swim team pages for more information and updates about the teams and their activities. Good luck, swimmers and divers!