The Huntley Boys Swim Team went into the Fox Valley Conference Meet this past Saturday knowing it was going to be difficult to make their presence known. With the small team of only nine swimmers, the boys were going to have to leave it all in the pool.
The swim team has had a rough season winning only one meet, and losing both the head and assistant coaches early in the season. The boys put all the struggles and losses behind them and made sure to have only positive thoughts going through their heads for this meet.
The boys started the meet off right by placing third in the 200 Medley Relay, and senior Brian Haage winning the 200 Individual Medley breaking the school record in that event.
Early in the meet Cary Grove and McHenry began to take the lead, but the boys did not give up. During every race you could see the whole team at the end of the pool cheering on a teammate who was swimming.
“Everybody knows each other, and no matter who you talk to you can have a great conversation because everyone knows each other so well,” said junior Thomas Gaudio. “We all are used to having a small team, so we all just go into the meet looking to drop times and have a good time in general.”
Managers Ellie Farency and Keili Herron added to the great vibes of the team and made sure to not miss a single event when keep stats of all the swimmers.
“We love watching everyone improve over the course of the season,” said Farency. “Being a manager you have to keep track of everyone’s times during the meets and that by default lets you watch everyone improve.”
Overall the Huntley Boys Swim Team placed fourth at the meet with 149 points. The whole team was happy with the finish and was content with all of the personal best times that were set.