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 Swimming To Success

Hunter Reis
Opinion Editor
1/9/12

Despite the dropping temperatures and the snow beginning to fall, the boys on the Durfee Swim Team are still jumping into the pool every day after school. As the winter sports season continues to float along, the swim team keeps improving with every practice.

For the Durfee swimmers, winter break was spent mainly at the Karen Jarabek Pool. For most students, vacation means a time to relax and enjoy the holidays, however for the swim and dive team, it means attending intense double session practices for six hours a day.

With a record of 0-3, the boys are off to a slow start, however, everybody has high hopes for success. Many of the returning members of the team can see that this season is different from those previous. For the past two years, the team averaged at 11 swimmers. This year, 23 boys are now swimming for Durfee.

This is monumental for the Durfee Swim Team, as every new swimmer means more points for every meet. This year, with more than twice the amount of swimmers than last year, Durfee is expected to win the Big Three for the first time in over 40 years.

Last year Durfee fell short to New Bedford by just one point. The team certainly has more than enough swimmers to make up for that loss this year.