Girls swimming coach begins first season

Maddie Black , Entertainment Editor

“I’m looking forward to watching the girls grow and drop time in the pool” says Deidre Peterson, girls swimmining coach.

“My goals as a first year coach,” said Peterson, “is to make sure every athlete drops time and for every girl to walk away from this season with a smile on their face.” The team consists of two freshmen, 11 sophomores, six juniors, and six seniors this year.

Carolyn Wilson, junior, likes swim because of the people. “They are all friendly and encouraging,” said Wilson. With the new coach this year, Wilson says that Coach Peterson “wants to help everyone on the team improve and possibly make it to state.”

“Swimming taught me the importance of hard work,” said Wilson. The team has 17 meets, including league and state meets, this season.

“I love being a swim coach because I love sport of swimming and I love working with kids who love swimming,” said Peterson.

“There are a lot of very talented atheletes on this team,” says Peterson, “after the first week I noticed they are all very coachable and there is nothing better to a coach than a coachable team.”