Mens swim team reflects on win at State



On February 28, the men’s swimming team got first, taking the State title. Now after a week, senior Nathaniel Bledsoe said that it was a great feeling to win.

“It was a great team effort, and winning State was our goal. Though we won, I also want to credit that a lot of it had to do with the amount of people on the team. This year, there are a lot of guys on the team,” Plumb said.

Head coach of the men’s swimming and diving team, Chris Plumb concurred, saying that the win was due to the all the guys who joined this year.

“I think it’s important to look at the quality of the individual, rather than the quantity, and we’ve certainly picked up some quality individuals and young men who have enhanced our culture and our team, and that is exciting. It’s not about doing different stuff, it’s about making sure that each athlete’s individual needs are met, and that they are going to be the best they can be in the design of helping the team, “Plumb said.

In swimming, the points are totaled up based on your placing in different events. According to Bledsoe, because they had about 15 guys go to State, it was easier to get more points.

“Overall, looking back, it was one of the best season’s I’ve had,” Bledsoe said. “Being able to win State made me realize how awesome that felt.”