Boys varsity swim and dive revisits the pool and comes up short against Jenison


In high spirits with the return of winter sports, the boys swim and dive team made a noteworthy splash at Jenison High School. Unfortunately for FHC, the boys fell short against Jenison, but they remain proud of all they have accomplished so far. 

The boys lost to Jenison by a final score of 107-76. Even with the loss, junior Gavin Cai is still optimistic about what the boys achieved in the last few meets.

“We had a great start this year,” Gavin said. “We kicked it off with a win at East Kentwood, which is a great experience for everyone, especially the freshmen. Everyone looked pretty fast and there’s a lot of room for improvement still.”

Even with the team’s loss, head coach Dennis Neat is proud of what the boys did at this meet, proving their brotherhood and chemistry at every event possible. 

“They have a different kind of energy and this year’s senior class is all about the team,” coach Neat said. “They have quickly involved our freshmen to make them feel a part of being on the varsity team, even after just two weeks of getting to know each other.”

With the season still kicking off, senior Roman Kalazinski showed awareness about what the boys need to improve on to swim circles around their opponent at upcoming meets. 

“Our endurance still needs some work, but obviously that will come further into the season,” Roman said. 

The boys will compete next on Friday, December 17, at 5:00 PM; they will be swimming against multiple opponents at the West Michigan Relays for diving. Make sure to make it out to support the Ranger swimmers.

“I’m excited about this group and just how far we can go. We were 9th at the state meet last year; a goal is to see if we can improve on that team performance,” coach Neat said.