Boys varsity swim falls short against East Grand Rapids in its last home meet of the season

Boys varsity swim falls short against East Grand Rapids in its last home meet of the season

In a tough competition against East Grand Rapids, the boys varsity swim and dive team lost by 31 points, with the Rangers only acquiring 81 total points.

Going into the meet, knowing they were going against one of the best teams in the state, the swim and dive team tried their best to beat the reigning champions. Senior Sam Yeager talked about how the boys will work as hard as possible to dominate their competition.

“We are there [at the meet] to race,” Sam said. “No matter the outcome, we are there to do our best and give it our all.”

Freshman Zach Ruffer loves being a part of the team and growing bonds with his teammates each day. The culmination of all this bonding will come right before the seniors leave to continue their lives beyond high school.

“Being a part of the team and finally warming up to my teammates is the best part of being around everyone all the time is really nice,” Zach said.

In addition, head coach Dennis Neat is looking a few weeks ahead to the conference meet and what that will look like for the swimmers who have anxiously been awaiting it all season.

“We did well; it was a tough one. We are looking for more opportunities for the boys,” coach Neat said. “Our conference meet is in two weeks; we really need to look at ‘what ifs.’ Tonight was a wonderful opportunity to see what we have as a team.”

The boys’ next meet is on Friday, February 11, versus multiple opponents at Haslett Highschool. The boys can’t wait to continue to prove all of their hard work in the offseason wasn’t a waste of time.