Swim team shows promise for upcoming season

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Katelyn Moore

Gloucester’s Owen Brown comes up for air during the meet on Tuesday

KATELYN MOORE, Staff Writer, Editor

The Fishermen swim team suffered an 89-79 loss to the Revere Patriots at their home opener on Tuesday. Despite the 10 point loss, Gloucester’s competitors came out strong, showing promise for the rest of the season.

“I think we have some really strong competitors,” said head coach Laura Dale.

Made up of students from Rockport and Gloucester, Fishermen divers Ben Callahan and senior captain Owen Brown executed three dives each to start the meet.

“As I was stepping up on the diving block I heard my coaches cheering me on,” said Brown.

However, the Patriots brought no divers to the meet, so it continued on to the individual races. Highlights from the meet included Gloucester senior Steven Moody coming in first place in the 500 yard freestyle and the 200 yard individual medley.

“I felt great,” said Moody. “I felt like I was contributing to my team.”

Even though the first meet of the season did not go the way the team may have wanted it, the swimmers will continue to work hard to have a good season.

“I think we’ll see a lot of good swims,” said Dale.

Students that would like volunteer hours should attend home swim meets to be back up timers for the races. The Fishermen take on the Danvers Tanners at 7:15 on Thursday at the Cape Ann YMCA.