Due to a broken part in the pump system, the DHS pool had no water in it for the first few weeks of the girls swim season and the team had to resort to alternative locations and workouts. Despite these setbacks, the team has made considerable improvements since the beginning of the season with a 131-45 win against Bay City Central at their first home meet on Sept. 16.
“So far we have had a slower start to the season than expected, but I think that this group of swimmers has a lot of strength and potential,” junior captain Elizabeth Maraskine said.
This week the team will compete at the Tri-Cities invitational at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), one of their biggest meets of the season. Seven to eight schools from around the Saginaw Valley Conference participate in this meet, and Maraskine notes that DHS does not have one main competitor.
“Everyone is competition, really,” said Maraskine. “You can’t count anyone out of the race. I think that if we focus on what we each individually need to work on for our races, we can be more successful as a team.”
Preliminaries will take place Sept. 25 beginning 5:00 p.m. at the SVSU Ryder Center. The top 24 individuals in each event will move on to compete at finals, which will start at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 27.
More information on other upcoming meets can be found at: http://dowathletics.com/girls_swimming/girls_varsity_swimming/schedule