SWAT team wraps up winter season

The Sweetwater Aquatics Team (SWAT) recently wrapped up their winter season with swimmers and families attending the annual Winter Season Banquet. SWAT swimmers range from ages seven years old to 18 years old comprising grades first through high school. The program includes both a lessons program and competitive swim team. The lesson program has four levels to help swimmers progress from beginning water safety skills (i.e. dunking head head the water) to learning all four swimming strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Once students 'graduate' from lessons, swimmers can continue mastering the four strokes and develop their swimming endurance by swimming four days a week to progress through the five levels: Copper I, Copper II, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level develops the swimmers technique and builds their swimming endurance for swimmers to compete in local and statewide swimming competitions.

The SWAT winter swim team included 68 athletes competing.The total workout yards this past winter season totaled 1,386,000. This was just the yards during the workouts. When taking the total yards and multiplying this by the athletes in attendance, the SWAT swim club swam a lot of yards! The last weekend in February, qualified athletes competed at the Wyoming Short Course Winter State Championship in Laramie, Wyoming. The SWAT State team scored a total of 844 points. Points are earned from a swimmer's place. As a team there were a total of 13 first place finishes, four second-place finishes, six third-place finishes, and four fourth-place finishes. Winter State swimming was a success!

SWAT swim club is now beginning training for Summer State (end of July- location TBD) with all practices held locally at the Green River High School Swimming Pool.

If you are interested in learning more about swimming with SWAT, please go to the website, https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/wygrusa/page/home to learn more or the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the homepage.


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