Cherokee took home major wins this past week at the state competition February 6 completing a great season with an exceptional team this year.
Diver Andy Vines placed 13th in 7A. Senior Alex Prainito swam at state in the 100 and 50 yard freestyle individually, and the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays with Meredith Rice, Lauren Prisock, Caroline Clement, and Karlyn Jones. Freshman Dylan Dela Vega swam in the 500 yard freestyle along with the 200 and 400 freestyle with Davon Painter, Cameron Ibarra, Grant Motley and Brady Kay. Cherokee had an excellent season this year congratulation’s.
Swim team coach, Coach Achin, explained that the team was able to accommodate Covid restrictions while focusing on a successful season.
“The teams strong points are the ability to keep pushing and adapting to work around Covid policies. Their weak points were waking up for the 6:00 a.m. practices. I am looking forward to seeing the new freshman as well as how the team comes together as a unit,” said Coach Achin.
The CHS Swim and Dive team is known for their optimism and determination. Their success can be attributed to supportive coaching and practices pushing swimmers to their personal limits such as three thousand meter endurance exercises and out-of-water strength and calisthenics training.
If students are interested in joining for the next season, the team is welcoming to those new to the sport. Talk to Coach Achin in Room 417.