Boys swim and dive falls short against Northview with only a few meets remaining in the regular season

On Tuesday, the boys swim and dive team swam against the Northview Wildcats and fell short by a score of 97-88.

With only a few meets to go until the end of the seniors’ varsity swim and dive season, the boys are feeling a lot of emotions about leaving a team they have gone through the rigors of high school with. More specifically, senior Andrew Kerssies is going to miss his years as an FHC swimmer.

“I feel pretty good about this season. The best part about the team, I would have to say, is the team dynamic. We are all pretty good friends, and all really enjoy being together,” Andrew said. “I have been swimming for thirteen years, so it’s a bittersweet ending. But, at the same time, I was proud of how I’m finishing off my senior season.”

Looking ahead, the boys are prepared to push themselves to the limit and make the most of the time they have left. One of FHC’s faster swimmers, senior Sam Yeager, is excited to keep progressing and see his times drop at the next meet.

“I’m excited to have us swim in our taper season, which is basically where we swim shorter distances faster; it’s a fun time that we all enjoy,” Sam said. “I’ve been swimming for seven years, and this is the end of this chapter of my life. I will miss it, but I’m excited to see what we can do at the end of this season.”

Head coach Dennis Neat loves seeing what the boys have accomplished and has found comfort in the friendships that have sprouted from the hard work the boys have put in each season.

“The bonding the boys do and seeing how hard everyone is working every day helps to know that they are there for each other. Day in and day out, at school, at the pool, at school events. They know that everyone is feeling the same things from practice. By being together, they know that no one will ever quit on them. If they have a bad race or dive, they will get back up for their next race or dive because the team won’t let them dwell on it,” coach Neat said. 

FHC’s next meet is on Friday, February 25, against multiple conference opponents. The meet will be held at noon by Northview High School.