Boys Swim and Dive Update


Ian (freshman) and Gaby Suaze (freshman) posing at Ian’s meet. Photo by: Gaby Suaze.

“Just keep swimming” is something all boys swimmers can relate to. With boys swim and dive currently in season, “it’s a lot harder than it looks” says freshman Ian Shiao. Whether it’s swim or dive, the sport takes a lot of skill with the perfect pair of breathing matched with athletic coordination. Ian says when he swims all he thinks about is his friends and family cheering in the stands for him to keep going. Swimming for two years, Ian enjoys the challenges the sport throws at him. He swims the 100 meter breaststroke, the 100 meter freestyle, and some relays. Ranging from 500 meters to relays, there are many events you can compete in, with or without experience. Overall, the boys swimming season has been successful with multiple people hoping for the chance at State. Without a swimming pool at Palisade High, the swimmers head down to the CMU pool for a two hour practice each day after school. “It’s long hours,” says Ian, “but it’s all worth it in the end after you finish a race and can say ‘I did that.’” Ian hopes to continue swimming for the rest of high school and maybe more in the future. The team’s next meet is tomorrow, Friday the 21st, in Glenwood, be sure to check them out and help support our Bulldogs!