In the Fast Lane
FAHS Swim Team takes on 2020
March 3, 2021
In a time where there is more unknown than ever before, there is one thing for sure, the Fort Atkinson Boys Swim team is more than ready to dive right into their 2021 swim season.
These days, things are always changing and swim can act as a very important distraction from the chaos of the world for most swimmers. Junior, Logan Recob says, “During swim it’s just you and the water around you, and it kind of seals out everything else. Gives you time to think about what’s going on around you.”
Swim acted as an escape for the swimmers this year more than ever before. Although things did look a little different, having a season at all was enough for the athletes. The team took all the necessary precautions to keep themselves and each other safe. Masks were worn at all times, other than in the pool, and the boys did everything they could to stay socially distanced in the pool. Most of the meets this year were duals due to Covid, except one meet that had three other teams, and sectionals which had many different teams, but fewer swimmers for each team. For the 2021 swim season there were 10 swimmers who made it to sectionals. The boys who made it to sectionals this year are Josh Larson, Ethan Larson, Logan Recob, Daniel Krapful, Kade Eske, Brogan Calvillo, Brandon Yang, Noah Frame, Charlie Schenck, and Mason Marowsky. Despite the differences in their season this year the boys definitely did not let it bring them down, instead they took it as an opportunity to have a really strong season.
Sophomore Ethan Larson says, “This season has been a major improvement from last year for me. I am exceeding my goals and I am consistently improving my times.”
For some swimmers, this was their last season competing as a Fort Atkinson Blackhawk and that made this season that was often unsure if it was even going to happen that much more meaningful. Senior Brandon Yang states, “Considering it’s my last year of swimming in high school, I am glad that the senior swimmers were given an opportunity to swim one last time in high school”.
As the season comes to an end the swimmers are able to look back and feel proud of the season they and their fellow teammates had this school year. Larson states, “I am grateful that swim was made possible this year. Not many schools got the same opportunity that we did, so I am happy that we were able to make it happen”.