Preseason Glimpse: Swim Team Ready to Dive into Their First Meet
By Hannah Polacheck
Logan County High Schools swimming team is expected to do extraordinary things this season. Last year, Riley Wharton and Lilly Morris made LCHS swimming history by being the first swimmers ever to make it to state. The team plans to continue this trend and have more swimmers make it this year.
One of their main focuses for state this year is the 200 Medley Relay; this is an event that involves all four swim strokes. They believe that the girls and boys relay team both have the potential to make it to state. The girls relay team consists of Selynna Metcalfe (7th grade), Savannah Stratton (senior), Gracie Wharton (freshman), and Maria Wells (sophomore). The boys relay team consists of Coleman White (senior), Riley Wharton (junior), Matthew Jenkins (junior), and Joey Higgins (junior). Both teams are expected to go far in the competitions this year, along with many other swimmers.
When asked what was expected of the team this season, senior Coleman White answered, “We have a great team this year and a lot of new swimmers that are really showing some talent. I expect great things from all of them.”
Coach Rachelle Wharton’s philosophy that she emphasizes to her swimmers is that “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. I am a firm believer in achieving and doing your personal best, even if that doesn’t make you a winner in other people’s eyes. The athletes I have are just some of the best kids in the school and I am proud to be their coach!
The team will officially kick of the season this Saturday, November 19, 2016, in Hopkinsville, and they are all extremely excited to see what will come this season.