Boys’ swim recovers after busy week

Team prepares for meet against Cooper

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Ava Ashby

Sophomore Asher Danicic swims the 100-yard breast stroke Jan 16. Their next meet is Jan. 23 against Robbinsdale Cooper at Plymouth Middle School.

Tobias Khabie

According to sophomore Zachary Nathan, the boys’ swim team has been drained by a week of three meets.

“I think we’re all a bit tired. It’s been a rough week,” Nathan said. 

The team had meets Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, along with an all-varsity meet Jan. 18, where varsity swimmers from across the conference competed. However, according to coach Amanda Forsberg, this does not mean a lighter workload in practice.

“We do not taper until the end,” Forsberg said. “I don’t believe in resting for a meet. We swim through our end goal, which is Sections and State.”

Nathan said practices have not changed for the team, as drills have not been lightened despite the long week.

“We’re just going to be swimming as normal. I don’t think anything’s really going to change hard practices, just getting us ready,” Nathan said. 

According to Forsberg, she expected the team to be winded, however she has not seen much of a difference in their performances.

I never like to overlook someone, they’re just a little bit more inexperienced. They are still building a program and I think they’re doing a good job doing that, but yes, it won’t be one of our harder meets.”

— Amanda Forsberg

“I’m actually impressed with how well they’re still maintaining their times, we have a lot of guys dropping (times), which you don’t normally see at this time of the season,” Forsberg said.

The team will now prepare for their meet Jan. 23 against Robbinsdale Cooper, which according to senior and captain Zachary Weiser, has been a relatively easy meet for the team.

“In past years, Cooper isn’t always the most challenging meet,” Weiser said. “So I think really the main thing is continuing to try and stay focused, it might be more of trying to compete against our past times and compete against ourselves.” 

Forsberg said she agrees Cooper is not a tough team, but that won’t have an impact on how the boys swim.

“I never like to overlook someone, they’re just a little bit more inexperienced,” Forsberg said. “They are still building a program and I think they’re doing a good job doing that, but yes, it won’t be one of our harder meets.” 

The meet against Cooper will take place 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at Plymouth Middle School.