Swimming 6,500 yards a day, coach Dean Junker hopes to have the girl’s swim team at 10,000 yards per day. Practices usually look like pulls, kicks, lifting weights, and a variety of swimming styles. Junker said this season is “hopeful” and he desires to have the girls swimming at districts and state by the end of the season. “I suppose to get them in the best condition I can, we’re gonna work hard,” is Junker’s goal. He also says “It’s a great sport, it’s great exercise, it’s something you can use for the rest of your life.”
Junior Edria Brummer used to swim on the YMCA Team “Flying Sharks.” She eventually quit to focus on cross country but came back this season to stay in shape for spring sports because she missed it. Her main goal this year is to “fill in spots to benefit the team.”
Brummer enjoys swimming freestyle and breaststroke, just like many others on the team. “My favorite workouts are definitely shorter ones with more sprints. I enjoy working on my upper body and doing pulls.”
The swim team will have their first meet on the 18th at Marshalltown.