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Seniors Lead to Success on Swim Team Both Inside and Outside of the Pool

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Credit to Grace Pinson
Seniors Hannah Button and Sailor Sulin cheer on their teammates during the Dec. 15 swim meet.

For not being a widely known high school sport, the girls Swim and Dive team at FHN has changed that pattern. With many new swimmers and some returning, the team had many successes in and out of the pool.

“When we first met each other, we played name games and just got to know each other better,” freshman Moira Dustin said.
“I think this really helped our team and our friendships grow.”

Sophomore Riley Jensen went to the Swim and Dive state competition on Feb. 16. Jensen swam the 50 freestyle and placed 31. Jensen also participates in track which helps her swim season as well. Ever since Jensen was five she has been on a swim team and then decided to take it more seriously and swim in high school.

“I was definitely nervous, but I am glad I was able to make it to state,” Jensen said. “I’m really happy I didn’t let my team down. Coach Keri made us work very hard, but I really like to work hard and be consistent with practices to get better. This was probably the best thing about the season because it was really cool to see the work pay off.”

Seniors Hannah Button, Torie Montgomery, Cassie Hodgkins, Sailor Sulin, Ritu Singh, and Alayna Lohaus had a lasting impression on the team. Many teammates believe the seniors leadership led to much success and shaped the team to be what it is today.

“We are definitely going to be missing the seniors next year,” Jensen said. “They were very influential and brought our team together originally because they were very including.”

The team had a very successful season but is looking forward to the years to come with much potential from the underclassmen and new seniors looking to fill the gaps next year.

“If I had one piece of advice it would be to not give up because practices started off hard and got even more challenging as time went on,” Dustin said. “It was well worth it in the end and overall very rewarding.”

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