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    Chandler Marsh swims a lap of butterfly. Brian Morgan
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    Leo Mateo swims a lap of freestyle. Brian Morgan.

Swimming Makes Splash at State

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The Wesleyan Swim team has wrapped their season up with one of the best seasons in school history.

With one of the longest and most strenuous schedules of all Wesleyan Sports, the team had to stay focused and keep faith in their training throughout the season. All the hard training started with “Christmas Practices.” Senior Alex Burke said, “Christmas practices were the most physically demanding practices that I have experienced in a long time. We were in the pool for several hours each morning, working to achieve our goals.”

Christmas practices are notorious for pushing swimmers past their goals and making them quicker in the pool. With some swims reaching as far as four miles, the amount of work demanded from head coach, Kevin Kadzis, were higher than previous years. Kadzis is a coach with a history of success. All of the swimmers support his strenuous training plan.

Grant Sauer said, “Kadzis expects a lot from us. He pushes me and makes me want to be a better swimmer. Usually a resident of lane one (the slacker lane), he pushed me to leave that lane and to swim with people that will push me to swim faster in practices.”

The Wolves also achieved many top ten times this year. There were swims that broke records that even the swimmer was not sure they could achieve going into the season. On top of many new top ten times, Wesleyan qualified more athletes into State than in previous years. The training and dedication of the team led them to new heights. Overall, the team exceeded expectations yet again and have set the standard for the Wesleyan Wolves for years to come.

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