Along with all other Spring sports coming to end, Lowry's varsity swim is wrapping up its season. Most of the team headed to regionals in Carson the weekend of May 4-5. Eight people will advance to the second day and only three will make it to sate. State will be in Las Vegas.
According to coach Shelby Ruff, the season went well.
“As a team, we’re still a little too small to be very competitive at the team level, but everyone had a great season individually,” said Ruff.
More than half the team qualified for regionals at their first meet and continued to drop time throughout the season.
“Regionals is always fun because it’s a different atmosphere than the regular season meets with so many teams there," said Ruff.
This year, Ruff expects Nathan Perkinson and Hunter Lewis to go to state in the 100 breast stroke and 100 freestyle. Perkinson broke the school record in the breast stroke this year.
“Nathan has a shot in the 100 freestyle. The boys medley relay has a really good chance as well as both 400 freestyle relays being possibilities,” said Ruff. “I think a lot of teams will make finals in at least one event, but it’s going to be really tough to place top three to qualify for state.”
Sophomore Hunter Lewis feels his season went well.
“I progressed a lot more than last year. I feel our team also made a ton of progress throughout the year considering most of our team has made it to regionals,” said Lewis. “I’m feeling confident in making it to state since I am 3rd in the region and I’m making improvements every meet.”
Sophomore Aiden Maher also feels like he did well this season.
“I had lots of improvement in speed and form. My best races were the 500 freestyle and probably 50 freestyle,” said Maher. “As a team, I definitely felt improvement and stronger bonds with everyone.”