By: Jake Peckrul
The boys swim team exceeds expectations year after year, but is this year THE year? I sit down with Jack Blaisdell, a senior who is running for a captain spot on the team, to try to get some answers about this year's team.
To start off, last year’s team was one for the books, as when asked about the teams past year record, Blaisdell said, “We went 12-0 in the regular season and came in 3rd in the Class M State Championship.”
With a 12-0 record you would guess that there must have been some unreal seniors that they lost but it turns out that they ended up losing just three swimmers and one diver. This means they are really returning a lot of those hard working and very talented core swimmers. Just to name a few- seniors Holden Hoon, Shane Bresnahan, Caleb Skowronek, and Sophomore Rory Stickley. Be on the lookout for these boys in particular to have a breakout season.
When asked what the expectations Blaisdell has for this year, he responded with “The goal we have is to go undefeated, that would be ideal. But if we were to lose any meets, it would be to teams that are out of our conference.”
Those out of conference games can always be tough, one race alone could be the deciding factor. With that being said, I asked Blaisdell what meets he thinks the fans must attend and pack the pool. He said, “ The 1st meet of the year vs. South Windsor on 12/18 @ 5pm as well as senior night on 2/12 vs EO Smith @ 5pm.” Both of those meets will be held right here at the Wethersfield High School Pool.
The team looks to be quite good this year, and I encourage you to come out to the pool and support these swimmers.