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Good numbers greet Halifax County High School swim team

The words coming from practice for the Halifax County High School swim team are progress and anticipation.

Halifax County swimmers will compete for the first time in the Piedmont District, and Coach Shawn Torian currently has 28 swimmers between the boys and girls teams.

“The Comet swim team has good numbers this year,” said Torian.

“Practice has been going good.  For the most part, we have to condition them back into shape.  Swimming is unlike any other conditioning due to resistance and longevity, so it will take several weeks for us to get back into a routine workout.

Torian is looking forward to competing in the Piedmont District.

“We have the potential to win our first district title within the new district, however, we still have stiff competition,” Torian pointed out. 

“The one team that comes to mind is Franklin County,” added Torian, who expects the boys swim team to be particularly strong.

“We have a handful of male swimmers that are seniors and have been members of the team for several years.”

The girls’ side of the team is also looking strong in tryouts, according to Torian.

“I think we will compete,” Torian said.  “We have plenty of girls that will experience new events this year and will be pushed to pick up highly needed points in specialty strokes.

The girls’ team currently has only one senior, so underclassmen will have to take on extra responsibility for gaining points during meets, he pointed out. 

“Right now, the only thing we can control is how hard we practice and prepare ourselves for the upcoming swim season,” Torian concluded.