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The Swimming Eagles

How hard do our Swimming Eagles train? Swimmers talk about their own personal training and conditioning.
The Pine Creek State Champion Girls Swim and Dive Team 2023.

Coming off of the State Championship last year, the Eagles have already been preparing and training hard for their next meets and with their eyes on the state championship again this season. What type of hard routines these swimmers do that help them reach state.

“During our practices whether or not they happen in the morning or the afternoon, many girls show up to practice and then go change. Once everyone is changed and behind a lane of their choice, we begin with our warmup which can change from practice to practice. Then we move into some other sets. They can be speed work, turn work, stroke techniques, etc. After we have finished our main sets, we will do a cool down and then a team cheer. Our practices are normally around 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on the day,” said Evelyn Morris (11). Not only have they been training together but also individually to prepare themselves physically and mentally for their team.

“Every diver and swimmer has their own workout and routine depending on what specific dives or swims they’re having trouble with, or which ones were performing at an upcoming meet. Usually, it’s sets of three to five for each dive we have to practice, and swimmers depend on the type of swimming form they are asked to use or are mostly known for using,” said Sophia Turner (12). Each swimmer trains hard to become the best for their team and themselves.

“I normally do 2-hour practices that consist of a warmup and a mark set. The warmup is just to get ready for the hard part of practice. I feel like I’m intensely focused on swimming and dedicated because of my family history with both of my parents’ backgrounds and how long I’ve been swimming. I try to make swimming a large part of my life and it’s really important to me,” said Madison Mintenko (11). She’s also known for helping her team with a win in the second event – 200-yard freestyle and for also breaking the 4A record in the event with a time of 1:45.93 mark.

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Nicole De La Torre Cantu, Staff Reporter
Nicole De La Torre Cantu (11) is excited to be part of Talon Media this year.  She is involved in Honors ASL Society, gym and eletronic media. She is looking forward to meeting new people this year and finishing with happy grades.

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