Caitlyn Pike sat calmly on the bleachers as she waited for the other swimmers to arrive at the Douglas High School pool early in the evening on April 30. She wore a bright pink T-shirt designed by one of her teammates, swimmer-cartoonist Trevor Deming.
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Their numbers and experience may have been affected slightly with losing three swimmers to graduation last year, but head coach Baxter Heinert is still optimistic about a promising and exciting season.
If you’re going to have the best two days of diving in your high school career, the best place to do it is at the final state meet of your senior year. Leave it to Lauren Pooley to make that happen.
Music came first for Michael Gifford. The Douglas High School junior was raised in a musical household, he’s been singing as long as he can remember, and sticks with it to this day.
Sophomore Torrie Hill joked that one of the best parts of having a meet in Douglas was being able to wake up at home and take a nap after swimming instead of getting back on a bus.
The home fans in attendance let out a loud rejoice as the final score was announced over the loudspeaker at the Douglas Rec Center pool. Situated around the perimeter of the pool, already cleaning up from their lone home meet of the season, members of the Bearcats swim team beamed with pride…
Members of the Douglas swim team sat in a circle and carefully stretched prior to beginning practice. They discussed ideas for a homecoming theme. They shared their thoughts on the week’s upcoming festivities.
It’s not often one team member can say they make-up 20 percent of the team, but on this year’s boys swimming team, each Bearcat carries a substantial portion of the load with just five members.