2020 boys swim season

Olivia Napadensky

While only a select few of fall and winter sports got the ok to play this year, the Waunakee Boys Swim Team was lucky enough to be one of those teams. However, things will look a little different this year. Due to Covid-19, there is a limit of eight swimmers in the pool at one time, two coaches, and one lifeguard. This means practices are small and isolated compared to a normal season which would have had 25 guys rostered and at practice. Not to mention the fact that the team is a close knit community, and not being able to see the whole team is one of the bigger obstacles they have had to face. Nonetheless, the team is making the best of it and will hope to be back in the pool after the public health order, issued on November 17th and ending on December 16th, is over. This would give them a winter season and possibly an extension into the spring. 

The team has many returning swimmers, five of them being seniors. They also have underclassmen swimmers that, according to senior Zach Vinson, “surprise the other team with their speed which helps us as a team very much.” Although the future isn’t clear, the players rostered are promising and the team will be ready to compete as soon as allowed. Meet days, times, and locations are still TBD.