March 28, 2012
The City College swim team is approximately halfway through its season and head coach Steve Hanson credits much of its success to the team’s spirit.
“I think it’s a fun group of kids; they are getting faster [at] every meet, which means the training that we’re doing is paying off,” said Hanson.
Hanson said the most important aspect about the team is that its members are enjoying themselves and each other’s company.
Still, the team has experienced some minor problems. Hanson said this season’s main struggle is that the team has fewer athletes than in previous seasons. Hanson said that his goal is to reach out to students who already have a passion for swimming and who expect to excel with swimming in the future to make a great team.
Unlike in other sports, swim teams do not build an official game record. Instead, teams measure their success by improved times in competitive races.
“There is no such thing as wins and losses,” Hanson said. “It’s all about the effort you put in.”
Hanson said each athlete on the team is determined to improve his or her personal record.
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