Swim team looking for third national title in a row
On Friday, the CU club swim team will be looking for their third championship in a row when they head to Chapel Hill, NC to compete in the ASA U. National Championships.
The team has been working hard to remain a top contender for the coveted trophy.
Over the years, the swim team has taken on a competitive edge. Even though participation in practices remains voluntary, the swimmers have come together and worked hard through practices, said head coach Nate Rothman.
“The kids have stepped up and taken each other accountable for coming to practice and being responsible for that,” Rothman said. “They have stepped up the aspect of the team.”
The team has begun to see its hard work and dedication pay off. On Jan. 25, the team won their first varsity meet at the Colorado College Classic.
The strong appearances that followed throughout the season mirrored the team’s efforts at the Colorado College Classic.
Rothman said he expects to see that same success in nationals.
“Overall we’re going to go out there and swim really well,” Rothman said.
Senior Luke Morin, the team president, agreed with Rothman.
“We would like to go in as a team and take a title and take a lot of the records that we hold,” Morin said.
Both Rothman and Morin said the most important element of the team is that all the swimmers are competing for fun. Therefore the dedication they put into the team has been all for the love of the sport.
Though the school does not sponsor the swim team, its high level of competition has brought about a few sponsors, namely Crocs and Jamba Juice.
Morin said Crocs and Jamba Juice have good reason to support the team.
“We’re serious, and people take us seriously,” Morin said.
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