Splashing into the season

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Splashing into the season

John Robert Ellington (9) prepares to dive off the block. Ellington competed in the 400 yard Freestyle relay, 200 yard Medley relay, 200 yard Freestyle relay and the 50 yard Freestyle

John Robert Ellington (9) prepares to dive off the block. Ellington competed in the 400 yard Freestyle relay, 200 yard Medley relay, 200 yard Freestyle relay and the 50 yard Freestyle

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John Robert Ellington (9) prepares to dive off the block. Ellington competed in the 400 yard Freestyle relay, 200 yard Medley relay, 200 yard Freestyle relay and the 50 yard Freestyle

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John Robert Ellington (9) prepares to dive off the block. Ellington competed in the 400 yard Freestyle relay, 200 yard Medley relay, 200 yard Freestyle relay and the 50 yard Freestyle

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The Varsity Swim team attended the Coffee County Invitational on Saturday December 8. The team competed against 10 other teams from across the state of Georgia. This would have been the third swim meet for the team, but the first two meets were canceled due to weather and technicalities with the pool and heater at one of the locations.

Swimmers competed in the following events. Each of the following had a boys and girls event.

  • 50 yard Freestyle
  • 100 yard Freestyle
  • 100 yard Butterfly
  • 100 yard Breaststroke
  • 100 yard Backstroke
  • 200 yard Freestyle
  • 200 yard IM (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle)
  • 200 yard Medley Relay (4 swimmers swim 50 yard Freestyle each)
  • 400 yard Freestyle Relay (4 swimmers swim 100 yard Freestyle each)
  • 500 yard Freestyle

“The swim meet last Saturday in Thomasville was really refreshing,” Nick Gowdy (10) said, “it’s been a while since we all had the chance to compete because of all the weather and storms and all, but I’m glad we had the chance. I competed in two freestyle relays, which we care first in our heat in for both, it was super fun.”

“I completed in the 200 IM and it was fun,” Sammy Hoover (10) said. “I also completed in the 400 relay and my team dropped 40 seconds which was very good can’t wait till next swim meet.”

“I liked the meet because it was the first meet of the season,” Rachel Tippins (11) said. “I competed in the 200 free relay and the 100 free. it was at the Douglas pool so we went to the Dairy Queen across the street. This was the third year me and my friends got to sit in our booth at the Dairy Queen.

“I competed in the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke,” Reese Hamsley (10) said. “It was fun because most of the swim team was there to cheer each other on.”

The girls finished fourth and the boys finished fifth out of a total of 11 teams.

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