Manchester University
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October 20, 2017


The Manchester swim and dive team competed in its first meet on Sat., October 21.

Photo courtesy of MU Athletics 


Swim Team Prepares for First Invitational 

Kaity Collins 

The swim team is waiting to show the competition their Spartan Spirit in the upcoming season. "There's a lot of talent and energy on the team this year and I'm excited to see the results from the hard work everyone puts in,” said senior Emily Clark.

Even if the competitive season hasn’t quite started yet, the swim team had an alumni meet Saturday, October 14. “It’s an exciting meet,” said Head Coach Mark Kroll.

Clark was pleased with the results. “The team did awesome,” Clark said. “I saw some really good effort and times.”

The Manchester swim team is scheduled to have their first competition at the 1 p.m. Purdue Invitational on Saturday, October 21, and the swimmers are enthusiastic to begin competing. “Training has been going really well.” Clark said. “You can already see improvement in the test sets we do each week and I’m excited to see how we all compete here soon.” 

The team has had four weeks of practice and is eager to kick-off the season in high spirits. “Our energy is high and we are all very supportive of each other,” Clark said.

Kroll agrees. “Three weeks of practice,” he said. “And the training is going well.”

With many invitationals and meets in the future, as well as the championships in Feb. 2018, the team is proud of their teamwork and ready to give it their all. “I think the team is doing fantastic,” Clark said. “We all have been working super hard and getting great results.”

Kroll added: “We’re excited for the season and looking forward to seeing how everyone does.”

The swimmers are fond of their team and hope to make sure this season is filled with exciting competition and opportunities to improve. “It's amazing watching the program grow from my first year here to now,” Clark said. “It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing this is my last year competing, but I have an amazing team to finish with."