The men’s swim team became SSC champions for the second year in a row.
“It feels really good to repeat what we did last year,” Captain Allan Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez said that last year a lot of people that were valuable to the team have been graduated.
“It was hard to replace them, but now we have people that can swim to the same level,” Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez wants to keep the tradition of winning conferences.
“We want to continue teaching the next generation that are below us, all the freshman from last year, that the have to continue winning conferences and even nationals,” Gutierrez said.
The captain feels confident that the team can win nationals.
“We have 12 athletes going to nationals, that means that we have more possibilities of winning,” Gutierrez said.
According to Gutierrez, last year the swim team had more members in the team so they could choose which athlete would cover each event in contrast with this year that there are less athletes.
“This year I feel we have more quality of swimmers,” Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez said that all the teams they went up against were in good shape. One of the most challenging ones was Tampa.
At the end the team had a difference of 100 points.
Freshman Diego Jimenez said that the conference was an unforgettable experience.
“We would have never had that success without the support of the teammates is something that you could never re-live again,” Jimenez said.
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