Swim Team Senior Night

Cayla Garcia

For the Cabot High School Swim Team, Senior night just passed. Swimmers and visitors were thrilled for the night that was ahead of them.
The meet started with warm-ups at 4 pm. After warm-ups, the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem were played.
Right after that, the seniors lined up and received gift baskets provided by parents, swimmers, and coaches. While they lined up one by one, each senior wrote a bio previously before the meet for the speaker to read out loud.
Seniors were excited, thrilled, sad, and bittersweet about the season ending, and this being the last home meet they would swim.
“I am both excited and a little sad, just because I’m afraid of college a little bit,” senior Haden Johnson said. “I’m really sad to leave my friends behind, I really enjoyed making friends. It’s sad.”
Senior Peyton Ketcher said, “It’s a bit bittersweet, I’m glad because I’ve had a good conclusion to the year, but it’s sad I’m leaving my teammates. I’ve been with them for a long time.”
Swimmers training for this season and seniors are experiencing a full range of emotions toward the last season of their high school career.
“It’s probably my best year because I am actually getting my state times. I mean not the best year, but my most successful swim career year,” senior Gabriel Barnes said.

“It’s been good. I have dropped a lot of time and that’s the only good thing about swim,” senior Tristian Peterson said.

Events Seniors Swam
Gabriel Davis – 50 free, 100 free, 200 men relay, and 400 free relay
Haden Johns – 200 medley relay, 100 fly, 200 free relays, and 100 back
Katie Minge – 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 free, and 400 free relay
Tristan Peterson – 200 free, 100 fly, 200 free, 200 free relays, and 400 free relay
Peyton Ketcher – 200 medley relay, 100 free, 200 free relays, 100 breast