Friday, January 8, 2016

Swim teams show strengths - By Anne Libby

Windham hosted Waynflete last Tuesday home at St. Joseph's College in Standish. The Windham boys and girls kept the energy pumping through the room. Windham is eight meets into their season, and it has been “going really well” according to head coach Kyle Rasmussen When asked how he expected the rest of the season to go, he answered, “at this point we’re changing up our training, so we’re going to be going to faster types of training, working on our skills more, and that’s going to really allow us to try to get the most out of every swimmer going into Southwesterns and States at the end of the [season].” Coach Kyle has been focusing on technique this season, which definitely shows in the pool.   
The team has four named captains this year which is a new concept to the Windham swimming and diving team, which in the past was led by the entire group of seniors instead of a few individuals. The captains this year are, for the boys’ team, Ryan Plummer and James Mannette, and for the girls’ team, Olivia Verrill and Maelah Nadeau. “They do a really nice job in encouraging everyone to have good sportsmanship in the meets and work hard at practice, and they've been a good asset for our team as leaders,” Rasmussen said.   

In this meet sophomore Elizabeth Lucas qualified for states in the 200 IM, or individual medley (50 yards of each of the four strokes, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle for a total of 200 yards) with a time of 2:49.59.  
subsec@aol.comBoth the Windham girls and boys won their meets, 101-64, and 101-58, respectively.   

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