Five Things to Know About Swim Team

Story by Erin Wolfe, Student Reporter

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 If you are debating going to a college swim meet, don’t even think… just do it. It is one of the most underhyped sports around. 

It’s exciting and you never know what is going to happen next. Before you go, however, there are some things you should know about it.

1. You will get jealous. 

There are athletes every where, it is a swim meet after all. 

That means chiseled abs, and amazing glutes and deltoids as far as the eye can see. It will make you jealous and it will make you want to join a gym. It will even make you want to buy a pool so you can practice your butterfly stroke. 

2. There is diving. 

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more exciting it does. The dives are graceful and it’s like being at the Olympics. It’s also a nice change of pace.

3. It is fast paced so pay attention. 

If you look away you will miss something, especially during medley relays. These races use four different swimmers each swimming a different leg of the race using different strokes for each leg. 

Looking at your phone even for a second to check Twitter while a race is going on might mean you missed your favorite swimmer start or finish their leg of the race.

4. Men and women swim together. 

Men and women participate in the same events against each other. This is something that most sports don’t do, another reason you should go check it out.

5. It’s worth it. 

Seriously, swimming is an immensely satisfying sport to watch. Plus, our teams are pretty good. The women’s team defeated the lady tiger sharks 120-81 with Lindsey Lucas winning seven events and the men’s team dove into victory.