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A Swim Success

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Shadow Ridge swim team in California! (Courtesy of: Lila Brough)

Diving into the upcoming spring sports season, the Shadow Ridge swim team is perfecting their techniques in preparation for tryouts. These Mustangs are hard at work, preparing for their best year yet!

Junior swimmer, Lila Brough explains, “I have been swimming for Shadow Ridge for just a year now, and hopefully this year too. I have loved it so far, and I can’t see myself not doing it!,” Brough adds. “I love the energy of the team, as everyone is always so welcoming and encouraging. I honestly just love swim in general.”

Having such a supportive community in sports is essential in gathering both motivation and cooperation among teammates. This sense of mutual effort goes hand in hand with the team’s overall achievements.

Senior swimmer, Novalee Marlow expresses, “I love getting to see and be part of the overall team spirit that’s shared within the team. I also enjoy getting to witness the commitment to the team that everyone shares.”

Members of the Shadow Ridge swim team each contribute to the strength of the team. In this, the combination of each athlete’s determination all go into play with the potential of each swim meet. With every new season, each swimmer gets the opportunity to grow both mentally and physically in their sport, as they work harder and harder each meet.

Shadow Ridge swim team in California! (Courtesy of: Lila Brough)

“I am looking forward to getting better as the season goes on! It’s always a struggle getting back into a sport after it’s been a few seasons, but I am ready to work as hard as possible to get there,” Brough says.

Both intramurals and every new season contribute to preparing students for what’s to come. As each swimmer prepares for the upcoming season, getting the opportunity to work one-on-one with coaches helps assist student athletes in preparing for seasons to come.

“This year in intramurals, we’re mainly focusing on conditioning. Intramurals really help for the people who are able to go everyday. When I go consistently, I see an immense improvement in my strokes and speed,” stated Brough.

The combination of determination and consistency can really prove to increase athletic ability, especially when it comes to preparation in sports. Both passion and coaching go hand in hand with the potential of athletes, as they make up the ideals of a team.

Marlow conveys, “Intramurals helps me to learn different perspectives of the sport between club swim and the ways that Coach Bedingfield teaches at Shadow Ridge. It’s always great to learn and improve on new techniques before the season starts.”

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Talor Gitman, Campus Life Editor
Talor is a junior at Shadow Ridge High School. She enjoys watching movies, dancing, spending time with friends, and has been in Las Vegas for about three years. Being from San Diego, Talor also loves going to the beach with friends and family. Some of her favorite movies consist of comedies such as Grown Ups, Just go With it, or The Goonies. This year, Talor strives to write amazing articles, and hopes to turn them in on time!
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