Swim falls to Wakefield in dual meet

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Swim falls to Wakefield in dual meet

Sophomore Jack Dalrymple swims the 100 yard breaststroke at Lee District Rec Center in a tri-meet against Chantilly High School and Edison High School.

Sophomore Jack Dalrymple swims the 100 yard breaststroke at Lee District Rec Center in a tri-meet against Chantilly High School and Edison High School.

Katie Pope

Sophomore Jack Dalrymple swims the 100 yard breaststroke at Lee District Rec Center in a tri-meet against Chantilly High School and Edison High School.

Katie Pope

Katie Pope

Sophomore Jack Dalrymple swims the 100 yard breaststroke at Lee District Rec Center in a tri-meet against Chantilly High School and Edison High School.

Elias Moura, Staff Writer

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The varsity swim and dive team has started their 2017-18 season.
Last year’s swim season wasn’t too successful, as the team finished with a negative record.
The team looks for a better and brighter season this year and it’s one that most believe they can get. With returning swimmers, and some new talent on the team, chances are the team can put up a fight this year.
The season as of right now, hasn’t started too great, according to junior Abby Reynolds.
“The season, to begin with, has started out rough. Not knowing many of my new teammates doesn’t help very much with cooperating with the team,” Reynolds said.
So far the swim and dive team have had two meets this season. They faced Chantilly and Edison in a tri-meet on Fri. Dec. 1 in Lee District Park and Wakefield in a duel meet on Fri. Dec. 8 in Cub Run Recenter.
They were supposed to play against Hayfield in an invitational on Sat. Dec. 9 in Lee District Park, but the meet was canceled due to snow.
All of the meets have gone quite poorly, as they have lost all of them.
Reynolds thinks the team can improve, recommending her team to work harder in and out of the water. Their next meet is a dual event against West Potomac High School on Fri. Dec. 15th at the George Washington Recenter.
Reynolds is confident about the upcoming Duel meet, wanting to drop her time for the 500 yard freestyle.
Her goals for the team is to have them all try their best and she believes that they would succeed.
Head Coach Victoria Douglas, also believes the team can succeed.
“The season has started off well. We were up against some teams that we knew as a whole that the team wouldn’t win. However, the swimmers have had some personal bests which is what’s important,” Douglas said. She values the personal records that the individual swimmers like Abby Reynolds set.
“I’m proud of my older and returning swimmers with how they’re incorporating the newer swimmers and freshmen,” Douglas said about the returning upper class leadership.
For the upcoming meet against West Potomac, the swimmers have decided that they wanted to try out some new events.
“I am excited to see how the swimmers do in those new events,” Douglas said.
“West Potomac is always one of the more difficult teams so I’m just looking for them to do well in their individual and personal bests,” said Coach Douglas, again emphasizing the importance of individual records.
The swim and dive team will be looking to succeed throughout the rest of this season.

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