By: Nicholas Jamerson, Newspaper Editor.
Wednesday, January 25th, at the Gladstone Community center, the Lady Warrior Swim Team had their Senior night. This year’s Seniors include: Erin Giffin, Lucy Shields and Malaya Turner and they set a new record of fans at their Swim meet with 11 people.
The Seniors have been swimming practically since they could walk and, for this to be their Senior year, it is one of the most important days of their high school career. Turner has been swimming for 12 years, Shields has competed for 10 years, and Giffin has done it for an amazing 13 years straight.
“I’m just trying to have fun with it and living through the last moments of it,” said Shields, a four year swimmer and captain of the SPX Swim team.
These girls have all been swimming for all four years for the Saint Pius team and say they have had a great time doing it.
“I have been swimming for 12 years and for it to be my Senior year means a lot to me. I have come this far, and I have been working hard for this since I was a kid and I am so excited to finish my high school swim season with the same girls I started with,” said Turner.
These girls have worked hard to be the best they can be. The team must travel to an outside pool each day for practice, some times in the early morning before school. Many girls work out on their own time. The Seniors usually set the pace for the how the year will go and these Seniors set the bar high.
“It’s exciting to officially be the leader of a team and get to participate in Senior night and for the younger girls to have someone to look up to. I hope I have been a good role model,” said Giffin.