Meets and Memories


Dominic Hamon

The junior high Swim Team end the season with success and friendship.

As the weather gets warmer, winter must come to an end and with it all of the many winter sports. This swim season, many of our WHHS swimmers made it very far in the state and district competitions, but our JH swimmers had a great season too. 

The team did a fantastic job at all of their meets, only losing one meet out of all the ones they competed in. The swimmers had a great time during practices that improved their technique and skill while still being enjoyable for the swimmers.

“It was a lot of fun, definitely more team centered than my previous swimming experiences and the practices weren’t all that long either,” Zel Auger, ‘26 said.

Practice took place Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8 and Fridays from 5:30-7, with around two meets a week, usually on Saturdays and Sundays. The swim meets last, on average, two hours and are very animated for all the swimmers to see as everyone cheers them on for their races and the unmatchable energy builds in the room. 

“My favorite part about swimming is the meets because you get to see everyone and cheer, I also like just being in the water,” Emmet Royalty, ‘26 said.

Members of the JH swim team have time during practices and meets to socialize and make friends with one another, making the team a very close knit community.  Everyone cheers each other on and encourages each other through events which makes the swimmers dedicated to swim, not only for themselves, but for the team.

“My favorite part about swimming was probably the team experience because on my other team it’s more like you swim for your best time and you go home,” Auger said. “With WHHS, you swim but you’re really going for points. [You are] trying to get the whole team to win and not just you.” 

Unlike the high school swimmers, the JH members don’t have any district or state competitions to go onto, so their season is over but not without great results and memories to show for all their hard work. 

“I made a lot of new friends this year and thank you to the coaches, the coaches were great,” Maeve Mohler, ‘26 said.