The boys varsity swim and dive team falls short against Lakeview-Battle Creek

With the boys varsity swim and dive season making a huge comeback, unfortunately for the Rangers, they fell short against Lakeview-Battle creek on Saturday.

The boys are proud of themselves and all they continue to accomplish in and out of the pool. Freshman Sam Grant will continue to work hard at practice with coach Neat’s help and desire to help the boys improve.

“The bonding and the number of people make the team fun; our coach is working hard to make us work hard at practice,” Sam said. 

Even with the ups and downs of the season, head coach Dennis Neat has high hopes and expectations for the boys throughout the remainder of the season.

I love how the team comes together with no matter what the situation that we face. I admire those that want to work so hard, knowing their goals are not guaranteed. That the hard work is part of their willingness to achieve a dream. My goal is to help them to become better people when they head off into life’s next chapter,” coach Neat expressed. 

Even with the losses, the boys are keeping up their hard work and continuing to push through the practices and the hardships of all the work the swim team entails. Senior Alex Schenck expresses his love for the team and swimming. 

“My favorite part of the swim team is the team aspect and being able to spend time with all my teammates. I also enjoy the swim meets and the comradery we have. 

Coach Neat strives to help the boys be the best they can be through practices, meets, and just helping them continue to grow their friendships stronger. 

“Team success helps inspire individual success. It’s the intensity of the sport to make yourself better each time you dive into the pool to the integrity of adhering to a code of values and beliefs to the insanity of the sport where athletes train hard in testing their will against all others, including the scoreboard clock,” coach Neat said.

The boys’ next meet is on Tuesday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m. They are set to take on the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles. 

“Continue to work hard every day in practice. Practice habits carry over to meets/games and the chance to show how we’re improving as a team,” coach Neat said.