Let’s Hear it for the HHS Swim Team


Ciera Walker, Contributor

The swim season for Hardaway is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce about the accomplishments they had both in and out of the pool. Since October 14, 2017, Hardaway’s Swim Team has been working tirelessly, spending their early mornings practicing. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays were at the Aquatic Center Pool and Wednesdays were in the weight room. None of this hard work was in vain because the team competed strong and placed well when it came to competitions. Even though the majority of the competition is individual, teamwork is always necessary as they stand alongside their teammates and encourage each other. For these Hawks, that’s exactly what they planned to do. Together, they created a team goal, to grow together and to push themselves. With a mindset like this, it’s no surprise that the team has grown to be a family, being loud and crazy, yet full of personality.

Just like with anything in life, there were challenges, such as multiple members of the team having injuries, but this did not keep the team from continuing to give their all which paid off at their last competition of the season when the Girls Relay Team placed first! Although, they won’t get the opportunity to compete at state, due to retained timing requirements, but many of the teammates are happy with how far they have come this season and how much they accomplished. What started out as a group of individually talented swimmers gelled into a powerful team.

For those swimmers out there who have yet to join the swim team, what are you waiting on? Hardaway’s Swim Team is in need of more members and Coach Sloggett is more than happy to have you on the team. If you like to stay solo, the events are 50 free, 100 free, breast, backstroke, and butterfly. If you like to share the load with others, there are 200 relay races. No matter which you prefer, see Coach Sloggett for more information!