Swim starts season with Red/Green meet

Senior Carolina Larricella is recognized at the swim meet. All seniors run through an arch, and are featured on a video board.

The annual Red and Green swim meet was held Tuesday night at the CISD Natatorium.

“This meet is about having fun – it’s a kick-off to the season,” head coach Jeremy Wade said. “We are just getting an idea of what these kids can do.”

Swimmers are divided into equal teams and compete in every stroke (free, butterfly, back and breast strokes) in a 50-yard race, and have the annual tee shirt relay, in which swimmers have to put on a shirt, swim their leg, and then swap out the shirt with a teammate before they swim the next leg.

Another outcome of this meet is teamwork.

“This is the most unified I’ve seen this team in all the four years I’ve been here,” senior Sarah Lopez said.

Sophomore Jimena Aragon agreed.

“This meet was less about racing and more about supporting each other,” Aragon said.

According to Wade, swimmers have been slowly building into their regular routines, consisting of dry lands (running, stretches, etc), weightlifting and swimming.

The first meet of the year is Oct. 7 vs. Stratford at home and will start at 6 p.m. at the Natatorium.