Swim season coming to an end
The Canes’ swim team just completed their 15th swim season, being undefeated for the sixth year in a row.
The swimmers have worked hard this season and are thrilled to be undefeated once again.
There are 25 graduating seniors on the team and although they’re a major attribute to the team, they have been counting down the days till their high school swimming career is over. Some have been working hard in order to receive a scholarship to their dream college but others are ready to give up their swimming life and move on to their college life.
“I think it’s pretty bittersweet that I don’t have to swim anymore and I’m stoked that I never have to put another one piece bathing suit on again. I can say goodbye to those oh-so-attractive tan lines, and I’ll actually have time to do stuff afterschool,” senior Laura Bemis said. “However, I’m definitely going to miss all the friends I made through swimming and that feeling you get after you’ve worked so hard and you get your best time in a race. Also, it’s kind of sad that it’s really over because I’ve been doing it since I was six years old. It’s a huge part of my life that just ended.”
No matter what they choose, everyone will always remember swimming for the Palm Harbor Hurricanes and are proud to admit they were undefeated every year they swam.
But watch out seniors, because the class on 2012 is ready to take over. They’re not about to ruin a six year winning streak because the 24 out of 100 kids are leaving the team. Freshman and sophomores, better keep up your game because your time to shine is also fast approaching.
Any swimmer who hasn’t been a part of the high school team but wants to join is welcome for the 2011-2012 season. It is recommended that they do club swimming and be ready for tryouts in August. And as for all JV sophomores – continue swimming and be in shape to make the varsity team come tryout days. Coach doesn’t give breaks to anyone.