Making a Splash in the New Year

The St. Charles High swim team continues to compete despite COVID complications

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Caroline Gooch

Frerker glides through the water during her Personal Record breaking relay.

by Caroline Gooch, Online Editor

 

The St. Charles High swim team has been able to have a successful season despite difficulty getting pool time. COVID has affected all sports at St. Charles High this year, whether it be game cancellations or quarantined athletes. Swim has its own difficulties being that they can not practice at school. 

 “We now have 5 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. practices three days a week and practice both Saturdays and Sundays since our normal pool, the YMCA, can’t give us our normal times after school,” Claire Mosher one of the captains on the team said. “The change of not being in the water as often has made this season much harder because we miss out on so much crucial practice time. Also, with a smaller team, when someone gets quarantined it makes our small team even smaller which makes it hard to fill lanes in meets.” 

Even with these obstacles the girls continue to put in the work. 

I have seen the dedication from all of our swimmers this year and it’s really impressive what we have been able to do.”

— co-captain Sarah Frerker

 

Frerker has had some of her own accomplishments throughout the season. 

“She swims the 200 IM and the 500 free which are very hard events and she continues to PR and do great in both of them,” Mosher said.

Sarah has been swimming since age seven and has swam on the St. Charles High team since she was a freshman. At the meet on Thursday, Jan. 28, Frerker beat her PR she had been trying to beat all season and dropped seven seconds off of her time. 

 

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