Thoughts on Girls swim and dive season as it comes to a close

The Lady Lancer Swim and Dive team had a phenomenal season filled with hard work, personal bests, new friendships, and loads of fun. Along with competing in dual meets and invitationals each week, they also engaged in other team bonding activities such as a trip to Lapham Peak and carbo-crams. Here are some things the girls had to say about their experiences this season.

“Coming into the season as a freshman I had no idea what to expect. After going to the first team practice, I was a little intimidated by all the new faces and was really scared I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the swimming. I have to admit the season was tough at times but every moment was worth it because the friendships I gained from a short few months are the greatest gifts I could ever ask for.” -Jana Gharia (’22)

“Good thing diving requires minimal swimming because swimming is such a tough sport. I think people don’t give swimming enough credit, those girls work their butts off every day and they never complain. They’re some of the most mentally and physically strong girls I know. If I had to do what they did, I’d be complaining all day.” -Eva Vang (’19)

“Not to be cheesy, but this has surely been my favorite season so far. I literally love each and every girl on this team.” -Meghan Long (’20)

“I’ve been part of this team for four years and this year was by far the best. Not because I’m a senior, but because my teammates made it the most fun I’ve had as a Lady Lancer.” -Maggie Teng (’19)

“This season I have put so much effort in, I worked my butt off, went to the 5:30am practices, and I not only did it for me because I knew it was the right thing but I did it for each and every girl on the team. Being a part of something so special as a freshman, I hope to carry on until I’m a senior and years to come.” -Mia Hayward (’22)

“This season has been so much fun and I think we as a team do so much together. We have a bond that is unbreakable, and we made memories that won’t ever be forgotten.” -Trisha Nandakumar (’22)

Whether it was confidence, compassion, a better work ethic, or new friends, it is apparent that each swimmer and/or diver gained something valuable from being on the team this season. Simply stated, the Lady Lancer Swim and Dive team has a lot to be proud of.