At the beginning of the season head coach, Monica Sincel, noted their main goals: to send a relay to States, maintain a balanced diet, have a 92% attendance rate and in addition, maintain a GPA average of 3.0 or higher.
Now headed into post-season senior, Alex Schoenberg, has set a goal of his own: to compete in the state meet before he leaves Stow.
Last season, Alex qualified to districts in four events and with the help of his teammates wants to see how far he can go.
Throughout this year, Alex has focused on weightlifting and eating healthier to be able to reach his goals. Sophomore Luke Novak also has aspirations of sending some of his teammates along with himself to the state meet by relays and individually.
“To improve this season I tried to set my goals as early as possible. I use these goals every day in practice as motivation,” Luke said.
Luke has goals of breaking the school 200 meter record and to stand on the podium at districts. He also plans to continue his swimming career after high school at a division one school like Oakland University.
Junior Elysia Gabbas had some setbacks last season but came into this season determined to make a change for herself and her team.
“The changes I made this season were having a more positive attitude coming into the season and putting everything I have into each practice. I also, personally, am swimming long course and working on my technique to prepare for postseason and senior year,” Elysia stated.
Stow’s swimming team currently holds a 6-2 record in the conference heading into postseason as a team.