Swim Team Breaks the Streak

 

Lake Shore’s swim team has been demolishing their competitors in their 2017 swim season. They created a new record as of Tuesday, October 24th, when they beat South Lake and Lakeview at the City Meet.

The City Meet has been going on for thirteen years, and Lakeview has won nine years in a row, up until now. October 26th was the Sterling Heights Relays Meet, Lake Shore won the Sterling Heights relay last year as well as this year. Divisions is the swim team’s last meet and it is two days, Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th.

A few members of the swim team shared past experiences and their opinions on this year’s season, Starting with Julia Munger, junior, she explains a few of her accomplishments this season as well as her opinion on the team’s need for improvement. Munger begins by saying, “My biggest accomplishment this year was finally making a state cut.” She is the only member of Lake Shore’s swim team to make it to States. Munger adds, “I have been swimming on a club team for years, and I have finally made it to States.” Munger gave a little background by saying, “Not very many swimmers make it here and it is something I have dreamed of accomplishing ever since I started swimming seven years ago.”

The team was overjoyed with excitement about finally winning the City Meet. Munger agrees by saying, “It felt like we were on cloud nine. It felt like it was almost a dream. We made Shorian history and I could not be prouder of my team. We earned it, and deserved it.”

The swim team is very close and Munger explains this by saying, “It is a sisterhood which cannot be broken. We always have each other’s backs. In and out of the pool, we are a team.”

Although this team is unstoppable, Munger feels that there is still space for improvement and expresses this by saying, “I feel the team needs to still work on being serious and working hard in practice.”

Ashleigh Deveroux-Tucker, sophomore, also shares her feelings on the season and a few of her accomplishments. Deveroux-Tucker started by saying, “I think the biggest team accomplishment this season was winning the City Meet.” She also said, “Lake Shore had never won before, and in addition, broke Lakeview’s nine year streak. It was huge for us.”

In regards to the swim team’s recent stop to Lakeview’s nine year streak, Deveroux-Tucker mentions just how amazing the team felt in that moment by saying, “We high fived the other teams and then returned to our side of the pool where we held hands and jumped in all together.” Deveroux-Tucker also says, “It was very exciting. Someone started singing the fight song so we all joined in. It was a magical night.” The swim team were good sports and really did enjoy the win, even though Lakeview might be a little upset.

The swim team’s relationship is unbreakable and strong. They have had each others’ back from day one and will never be broken. Deveroux-Tucker explains their relationship by saying “The whole team is very close, I mean, heck, we see each other every day.” Deveroux-Tucker also says “We’re like a big family. Our coach is a part of this close family, too, of course. I feel like I can tell my team anything, confide in them, and trust them with everything. I love them all.” The Swim team at Lake Shore is not like any other and never bows down to their enemies. Although they do not win everything, they confidently walk away knowing that they tried their very best and found a new way to beat their competitors next time.

Although we have a phenomenal swim team, they still have space for improvement, because just like the rest of us, they are not perfect. Deveroux-Tucker shares her opinion her opinion on what the team needs to work on by saying, “I think the team still needs to work on getting focused at practice. We like to talk a lot and sometimes it distracts us from our sets.”

Last but not least, Jessica Bajis,senior gives some information on what she enjoyed most about the swim team. She begins by saying “Winning the city meet was the single most amazing thing we’ve accomplished as a team.” Bajis also adds “Ever since the meet has existed in 2005, Lake Shore has never won it and going from being destroyed 3 years ago then coming back this year and winning was amazing.” Bajis says “I am so proud of everyone that swam their hardest because they honestly deserve it.”

Bajis shares a few of her biggest accomplishments by saying “My biggest accomplishment this year has been definitely coming close to the MISCA cut in the 100 breast.” She also adds “Even though I didn’t make it, I’m still super proud of myself for getting really close. 3 years ago, I never would have thought I would be where I am today.”

Bajis also says “Winning the City Meet was the single most amazing thing we’ve accomplished as a team.” She also says “Ever since the meet has existed in 2005, Lake Shore has never won it and going from being destroyed 3 years ago then coming back this year and winning was amazing.” Bajis says “I am so proud of everyone that swam their hardest because they honestly deserve it.”

Although this extraordinary team put forth their very best, Bajis also feels there are places of improvement, She started by saying “Our team definitely needs to work on showing up for practice and being on time and listening to our coach when he explains what we’re doing.” Bajis also says,  “They need to remember that everything he has us do is to help us get better.”

These devoted individuals put forth their best and challenge themselves to reach higher than the requirements. Don’t be mistaken by their charming attitudes, they take what they do seriously and will not ever give in to the challenges that have or will ever come.  

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