The Woodland Regional High School Swim Team fought for a win against Naugatuck with determination, giving the Greyhounds a run for their money.
Although the Hawks suffered a nail-biting loss, the team ended the week with their pride, showing the Greyhounds that they are a resilient team.
The races kicked off with the two hundred medley relay, where Juniors Katie Hinckley and Carolyn Luddy, and Sophomores Chrissy Leeper and Sydney Corneau backstroked, breast stroked, and butterflied for two laps. The Hawks obtained the win, but for other races, the result was the opposite. The four hundred free relay with the Hawks’ Corneau, Leeper, Hinkley, and Senior Amanda Gagne ended the meet with a loss. In this relay, four swimmers freestyle for four laps.
However, all of the racing across the water led to a very close final score, ninety-one to ninety-four.
The Hawks did not quite overpower the Greyhounds, suffering a hard loss. But, the team is still optimistic and ready to train for the championship and hopefully states.
Swim Head Coach Mike Magas is looking forward to improving and ending the swimming season on a high note. He is proud of his team’s success thus far.
Swimming is not an easy sport and takes determination, teamwork, and both mental and physical strength. Captains Gagne and Catherine Goodwin are leading the team to a great year with hard-fought victories.
There are still NVL’s and possibly even championships and states. Woodland swimmers hope to participate and show the other schools the strength and willpower of the Hawks.
A strong season was formed by Woodland’s swim team, and all swimmers should be proud because they have bright futures ahead of them. Until the end of swimming, there is always room for improvement.