Swimmers prepare for unconventional season

Jan. 18 marks the beginning of the 2020 swim season and the girls are ready to be back in the pool.

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Abigail Vondy, Editor in Chief

This week marks the beginning of Season B for Colorado high school sports. These sports, including swimming, began practicing on Monday, Jan. 18. After having their season pushed back due to COVID-19, these athletes are ready to play. 

Last year, the EHS girls swimming had a very successful season. With 20 top finishes at the conference meet, four girls were able to compete at state. Coach Hattie Carlson is expecting a similar season this year. “I expect to have girls end the season faster than what they started with and to have top individual finishes at state and to be in the top teams at conference,” she said. 

Carlson has confidence in the team and is expecting Lexi Bruntz (22), Caitlin Morgan (23), and Reata Moore (23) to qualify for state. Her goal for the season is to get more of her swimmers to the last competition.

With her high goals, Carlson is also excited to be able to have a season with the girls. “I am just so happy that we are able to have a season and give these girls an opportunity to compete. It won’t look like other years but I look forward to watching the girls rise to the occasion and still perform well,” she said. 

Bruntz shares Carlson’s same enthusiasm and can’t wait for the season to begin. “I’m grateful we even get a season. I plan on giving it my all even though the circumstances aren’t the best. With these new challenges, I think the team will do great this season. We did lose a few girls from last year but the new freshmen are showing promise and I’m excited to see what they can do,” she said.