Swimming: a refreshing sport for the fast and upbeat. The air turning crisp doesn’t stop swimmers from practicing and enjoying the sport. Junior and new captain Victoria Hammer talk about her plans for the season.
“We have many responsibilities. You must be willing to sacrifice sleep, certain foods, and manage your time wisely.” Hammer says. “Being the captain of the team, it’s difficult to be a team player, but I push through it.”
Starting October 26 against Lenoir City with the freestyle, Hammer states there are 30 members on her team, and the practice is extreme. “We swim laps, jog frequently, and do crunches.” She claims you can’t necessarily do wrong beyond swimming, and that focusing and keeping your breathing in check is key.
Despite her loss at Lenoir City, Hammer remains optimistic for the next swim meets on November 8 against Clinton. Her advice to future swimmers is to “prepare yourself by exercising and studying yourself with your motor skills and motivation.”
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