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Men's swimming team looks to repeat as State Champions

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The expectations and hopes are high for the men’s swimming team following their previous state championships, and the team will try to add on a third consecutive championship this year, according to senior Roman “Roma” Sarapin.
“The girls may have a long streak of state titles, but the guys have started their own,” Sarapin said.  “We won the last two state championships, and we’re not planning on backing down.”
According to Sarapin, some big meets that people should look forward to are MIC, Sectional and State.  “Come to some of our meets,” he said.  “The atmosphere is crazy and exciting.  You really get into the racing and the cheering.”
Head Coach Chris Plumb said, “We have new challenges put out before us, and I think this team can rise up and meet them.  Success will depend on our senior leaders and their willingness to hold their teammates accountable.”
With the success that the team has faced the past few years, Sarapin feels more pressure to win.  “Being a senior, I feel as if it’s my duty to lead the team to victory,” Sarapin said.
Plumb said that the team works extremely hard and puts in long hours to achieve success. Sarapin said he agrees.
“We haven’t done anything special to prepare for the year, but Carmel works hard,” Sarapin said.  “The thing that makes us a great team is that we work our butts off every single day, every single practice, every single meet.”

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