SWIMMERS ADVANCE TO REGIONALS

Photo by Eva Chin

Six students will compete in the swimming regionals held Friday, Feb. 2 in Lubbock, Texas.

Junior David Truong qualified individually and in relays. He placed third overall in the 100 backstroke.

“It feels rewarding all of the hard work my team and I have been putting in all year payed off,” Truong said. “We got to place and go to Lubbock, Texas with my team.”

Sophomore Kolbi Perry, junior Joshua Hans, freshman Lincoln Kopetsky, senior David Solis, and junior Adam Brucker all qualified for regionals in relays.

“I’m very happy about it, they did a good job,” coach Eric Briscoe said. “I believe it’s the first time the relay is qualified for regionals by actually defeating another team rather than just being one of the six that was racing.”

The boys also outscored North Crowley at the year’s district championship.

Swim Team Q&A

Freshman Lincoln Kopetsky

Texans Talk: How did it feel to make regionals?

Kopetsky: It’s exciting and just exciting!

Texans Talk: How is the team different this year from last year?

Kopetsky: I wasn’t in swimming last year. This is my first year. That’s what makes it more exciting!

Texans Talk: Why should students join the swim team?

Kopetsky: Swimming is different because when you swim you forget all your troubles in the day and the people they are really great.

 

Sophomore Kolbi Perry

Texans Talk: How did it feel to make regionals?

Perry: I got to regionals last year and it was a great experience. Brings you a lot closer to your teammates.

Texans Talk: How is the team different this year from last year?

Perry: We are a lot closer to each other this year. We are a lot faster and get along better this year.

Texans Talk: Why should students join the swim team?

Perry: I don’t know, it keeps you in shape takes time and dedication. It’s hard to balance school and swim, it takes a strong person to do both.

 

Junior Joshua Hans

Texans Talk: How did it feel to make regionals?

Hans: “It’s the first time that I’ve qualified for regionals, so it’s a new opportunity for me to actually be apart of the team. So, I can help my team to make it even further.”

Texans Talk: How is the team different this year from last year?

Hans: We’re really connected this year compared to last year where we really didn’t talk to each other, didn’t hang out or anything, but this year is really different.”

Texans Talk: Why should students join the swim team?

Hans: “We’re really competitive and it’s a lot of fun to actually be in swimming. People think that it’s easy and it’s not gonna be hard but it’s probably one of the hardest sports, but the pay is a lot better.”

 

Junior Adam Brucker

Texans Talk: How did if feel to make regionals?

Brucker: “Feels great.”

Texans Talk: How is the team different this year from last year?

Brucker: “There’s less kids and I feel like we’re faster this year with less kids.”

Texans Talk: Why should students join the swim team?

Brucker:“Because it’s really fun and you enjoy it so much. It’s an amazing sport.”

 

Senior David Solis

Texans Talk: How did if feel to make regionals?

Solis: It’s pretty exciting. It’s my first time going that far, so to have my team go is pretty exciting and to support them in any way.

Texans Talk: How is the team different this year from last year?

Solis: Well we have a new coach, Coach Briscoe, and everyone thinks whatever they think about the new coach, but I like him I think he’s pretty great, and how he handles the team is pretty good.

Texans Talk: Why should students join the swim team?

Solis: Well it’s pretty different from most sports considering you’re in water, and it’s more of a challenge than people think, so it’s a lot of work and effort and commitment to stay in there. It’s probably one of the hardest hardest sports you can be in. It’s really rewarding.

 

Miguel Hernandez

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