Touch the Wall: Boys Swim Team Prepared to Close Out Short Season


Edward Torosian, Staff Writer

After getting a week of practice in the pool back in November, the boys swim team got sent home for over two months. Nevertheless, virtual practice was held every day, and the team worked harder than ever.

Now back in the water for the fourth straight week, and with four meets under their belts, the boys look ahead to an abbreviated yet action-packed season. They will be competing in three meets in the next two weeks, followed by another week to prepare for the conference meet on March 13.

The Scouts started the season with a tough loss to Mundelein, but came back strong to fend off the visiting Waukegan swimmers. More recently, the team defeated Warren at home after falling to a strong Stevenson team on Saturday.

Led by senior captains Colin Kingsley and Andrew Clemmensen, the team looks to close the season out strong in the next few weeks.

“We are excited to test ourselves at the coming meets,” said Kingsley. “This weekend, we’ll be competing at the Lake County Invitational, one of the fastest meets of the season, and we’re very excited to gain experience racing against some of the best swimmers in our conference.”

While not ideal, the regulations set in place for swimming have not been overly restrictive: Masks must be worn while not in the water, six feet of distance must be kept between swimmers and coaches at all times, and lanes are limited to three people to practice at the same time.

Despite the precautions, the team has stayed positive.

It’s been awesome to see the level of camaraderie and resiliency our team has exhibited throughout the season, and I can’t wait to see how we perform at the end of the season,” Kinsley said.

After the Lake County Invitational, Libertyville and Zion-Benton will come to the Lake Forest pool next week on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.