The Red Ledger

Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

Freshman+Max+Mueth+uses+the+freestyle+to+propel+forward.+Mueth+qualified+for+both+the+freestyle+and+backstroke+at+regionals.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

Freshman Max Mueth uses the freestyle to propel forward. Mueth qualified for both the freestyle and backstroke at regionals.

Freshman Max Mueth uses the freestyle to propel forward. Mueth qualified for both the freestyle and backstroke at regionals.

Katie Bardwell

Freshman Max Mueth uses the freestyle to propel forward. Mueth qualified for both the freestyle and backstroke at regionals.

Katie Bardwell

Katie Bardwell

Freshman Max Mueth uses the freestyle to propel forward. Mueth qualified for both the freestyle and backstroke at regionals.

Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






After a successful district tournament performance that saw both the boys and girls swimming teams finish in second place, the teams will move on to the regional tournament.

Head swimming coach Matt Franks said that he was pleased with his team’s performance in the district meet, and the team even qualified a school record 26 swimmers for the regional tournament.

They kept the meet very close for having such young squads, as 70 percent of our swimmers are underclassmen,” Franks said of the district tournament. “I think that the team as a whole performed very well. We qualified the most swimmers and individual swims to regionals in program history.”

Franks also explained that he has set specific goals for both the boys and girls team at the regional meet.

“The goal is to try and improve on what we did last year,” Franks said. “The girls team was third overall, and they advanced two individuals and two relays to state. I think we are in a good spot to do that again and possibly pick up a few more swims that qualify for state. On the boys side, I am hoping to have at least two boys qualify for state and at least one of our relays to have a shot to qualify for state. There are also several school records that should [be broken].”

Senior Alex Burns said that the team is adjusting its preparation technique for the upcoming tournament.

“For districts, if you weren’t seeded in the top six, then you tapered the whole week leading up to it,” Burns said. “Now for regionals, everyone will taper, shave, and wear tech suits to ensure the fastest swims as possible.”

Senior James Vaughn suggested that the team has some areas of improvement to address in order to be successful in regionals.

“We learned [from the district tournament] that we are going to have to work a lot on fast turns and starts if we want a shot at state,” Vaughn said.

Burns said that she hopes the team excels in the relay segments of the competition.

“I’m really hoping our relays place well so we have a good shot at state,” Burns said. “[We can do that] by getting excited about the tournament and cheering one another on.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Benjamin Nopper, Section Editor

After a successful inaugural year on staff, junior Benjamin Nopper is delighted to return to The Red Ledger for his second year as a contributor. Although...

Leave a Comment

The Red Ledger values the opinion of its readers and encourages them to discuss its content. All comments are subject to approval by The Red Ledger staff. The Red Ledger does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. Comments are reviewed as often as possible. Comments with inappropriate content will not be published. Once submitted, comments become the property of The Red Ledger. To see our full Comment Policy, visit https://www.theredledger.net/about-us/policies/

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    Performance Course to continue into spring and summer

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    Track and field to send 16 competitors to regionals

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Baseball

    Baseball looks to improve playoff seeding in Princeton

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    15 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    Senior night moved to road game for softball due to weather

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Baseball

    Baseball looks to defeat Sherman Bearcats at home

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    Softball set to challenge first-place McKinney North

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    Girl power

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Boys Soccer

    Boys soccer ends seasons after three rounds of playoffs

  • Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals

    Featured Sports

    30 track and field athletes to advance to area meet

Navigate Right
The online student news source of Lovejoy High School
Swim advances in district, prepares for regionals