Ending a season can be emotional for all, but the swim team will be able to celebrate a little longer with one of their captions, junior Kyle Benson, making the journey to state in the 100 yard free style.
“I feel very accomplished. I feel like all the hard work is paying off,” junior Kyle Benson said. “We started [training] in September and I usually trained like seven miles total [before and after school].”
Although some of the seniors on the team are a little disappointed that they were not able to make it to state, they are still proud of all the hard work they put in.
“Its somewhat disappointing [not being able to go,] because I put in a lot of hard work,” senior Craig Adams said. “But at the same time I’m happy with how I finished [the year]. I finished with the best times that I’ve ever had in my life.”
In spite of Kyle is the only member going to state, his fellow team members are just as excited for him getting to compete, as if they were the ones going.
“I have really been looking forward to seeing Kyle make state because he [has] worked so hard over the past three years for it,” Adams said. “He [has] come a long way, so its really excited to see him move on.”
The seniors who have completed their last season leave the team with a few parting words of wisdom.
“Set your goals early and see yourself through to those goals,” senior Audrey Hankins said. “If you set your goals too late you might have missed all that time that you could have had to work towards those goals,” senior Audrey Hankins said.
There are no hard feelings upon the team ending this season, and all those who were short of state look forward to Kyle competing and representing the group.