Swimming to Regionals

Varisty Swim 4×200 relay teams qualify for regionals year after going without a coach

Caleb Wiesenhutter, reporter

Paddling through the freezing water at the crack of dawn, swimmers practice their various strokes. Excitement rushes through them and anxiety follows.

“I felt really accomplished being able to advance to the finals at regionals,” freshman Katelyn Strauss said.
“The hard work we had all put in, constantly working practice after practice, really paid off. We had worked on our relay starts and our sprints and it really helped us improve over the season.”

Both the boys and girls 4×200 meter relay team represented Stony Point in Rockwall the weekend of Febuary 3rd at regionals. Although they didn’t qualify for state, both teams had improved their total times by 8 seconds for the boys and 12 for the girls by the end of the year.

“Coming from not having a coach last year, they’ve really shown they can persevere through all that negativity,” Head coach Jessica White said. “They really came into a team that had the ability and capability to do something great. The accomplishment of making it through our district with teams like McNeil and Cedar Ridge, and making it to regional is something they should really be proud of.”

Hannah Mohr
1. Push for the Finish: Senior Anthea Gonzalez swims in the butterfly at the district meet.