Swimming for Success

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Swimming: a highly underappreciated sport, which requires an intense amount of physical and mental body strength/endurance to succeed. You only really need two things for this sport, a pool, and yourself. Coached by Elizabeth Vaughan, the Eagles Swimming Team has competed in several meets so far.

“I really enjoy how you are able to swim as an individual and compete against your own times or you can swim in a relay,” says East Forsyth varsity swimmer Christina Lynch (’19). When asked what she likes about swim team, she said, “From swimming this year, I have learned how to push myself even when I think I can not, and to accept hard challenges to better yourself.”

East Forsyth varsity swimmer Scout McKinley (’20) said, “I love to swim because it is a challenging sport, and I like to be around my friends who are a part of the team, as well.” When asked about what she has learned this year she kept it short and sweet by simply putting “I learned how to be a part of a team.”

“It’s truly been a journey swimming with my fellow teammates,” says East Forsyth varsity swimmer Will Watkins (’19). “Even though I despise the morning practices, I’ll probably just end up missing them.”

The East Forsyth swim team holds its practices everyday Monday through Friday, from 6:45 to 8:00 AM at the Kernersville Family YMCA. Their competitions (meets) are usually held on Wednesdays, and they compete against five other conference schools in a regular conference meet.

The East Forsyth Swim Team has a long history of success with 3 conference titles, several top 3 finishes at NCHSAA Regionals, and numerous swims at the NCHSAA 4A State Swim Meet in the last decade. They wish to have more as they keep practicing for the next season!

The East Forysth Swim Team will be looking for new swimmers next season. As the East Forysth Swim Team page reads “Why join swim team? Because breathing is overrated… Seriously, swimming keeps your heart rate-up, builds endurance & muscle strength and helps maintain a healthy weight plus tones muscles and builds strength.”

We wish our Eagles luck as they finish this season and practice for the next one! Go Eagles!



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