A Meeting That Will Send You Off The Deep End

Emily Smith, Staff Writer

If you want to join a sport that gives the same benefits as running, join swimming. On Thursday, September 26th, Heritage High School will be having a swim meeting at five o’clock in the cafeteria for those who are interested in being a part of the team as well as returning swimmers. Those who attend will be receiving a schedule for when practice is as well as when the meets will be. In previous years, the practice schedule has been Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and many meets are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 

Swimming is a winter sport that involves traveling a lot, those who are thinking about swimming, it is not an easy sport. Many swimmers and their coaches will state that it requires more work than football, however those who play football will definitely disagree. Coaches and swimmers will say this because swimming requires you to use different muscles than you are used to. If you are thinking about joining know that you do need to have a good stamina and that you are able to work as a team. 

There are events that request swimmers to do individually, but do not let that fool you, swimming is a team sport. Every individual event contributes to the points that your team earns. If you do not believe that you can not be in an event alone there are different types of relays that you are able to join such as 400 Freestyle, 200 IM, etc. Any way you can contribute would be great for the team. Heritage has even had many people create new world records and gain scholarships through swimming, an example would be Hannah Smith a graduate of 2018. She was able to create a new record for a state time and receive a scholarship. This could be you.

If you believe you are able to hold your breath, float, and able to work as a team then you should join swimming. Swimming is not just a sport, it is a family of people who enjoy the same things as you. So join the upcoming and returning swimmers at the Swim Meeting, hosted by swim coach, Slade Queen, from Ringgold Middle School and assistant coach, Natile Atwell, one of the social studies teachers at Heritage High School. Join the fun and see what the craze is about on September 26th.