The Adair County High School swim team hosted their final home swim meet of the 2017-18 season Thursday against Russell County. Camellia Pearson won the 50 freestyle and the 100 fly stroke during the meet but head coach Turk Dogruyol says that the entire team posted season best times, or their second best season time, during the meet.
“We did well and we are going to drop even more of our times before regionals when we start to taper our swimmers,” says Dogruyol. “Tapering just means we are going to drop the yardage and start resting our swimmers in preparation for regionals.”
In their inaugural season, the ACHS swim team has already had a lot of success and coach Turk is hoping to recruit more students next season to continue to grow their team.
“For our first year we’ve done very well and I am proud of all of our swimmers on the team,” says Dogruyol. “Even though most of them are new to the sport, they’ve worked hard and stuck with it and they’ve never quit. Now they all have the chance to compete at regionals.”
Swim regionals will be held Feb. 9-10 at Elizabethtown High School. Coach Turk is hopeful that their team will have several swimmers qualify for state finals to be held later in February.
By Adam Capps
Patience Grubb, Ashley Smith, Samantha Henson, and Camellia Pearson make up the girls relay team for the ACHS swim team. The foursome had a great season and they are currently preparing for swim regional finals to be held Feb. 9-10 at Elizabethtown High School.
Samantha Henson doing her part during the girl’s 200M relay event.