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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Athletes dive into new season of high school swimming


August 17, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

From left: Alisha Armstrong, Carter Hammer, Nikolai Bardin-Siekawitch and Jack Roberts are four of the six members of this year's Wrangell High School swim team. Max Lloyd and Nate Rooney are also members of the squad.

The competitive high school swimming season has only just begun and already the athletes are being challenged.

Coach Jamie Roberts so far has four returning swimmers and two new swimmers, but she's wasting no time in making practice tougher and getting her team in winning form.

"They're already doing harder practices than where we would start," she said. "(It's) more like interval work where you're pushing yourself against the clock to do repeated distances of swimming. We might do 10 50-meters and they get a minute to do each 50."

Roberts said she wouldn't start the swimmers off so hard if...

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