One Last Splash

A strong senior swim class will be taking part in their last home meet this upcoming Thursday. These seniors have made history at Broken Arrow, breaking numerous relay records, and they will be swimming in the BA pool one final time. The Tigers will be facing off against Bishop Kelley, a tough opponent, to finish their home schedule on a good note. Coach Evans knows that even though the emotions might be high, the team will need to bring their A-game to the meet.

“Bishop Kelley has a lot of really good swimmers this year,” Evans said. “Even though there is a lot of excitement going on during the meet, the seniors know it is their last opportunity to swim in their home pool so they want to do the best they can while their friends and family are watching.”

All of the success from this season comes down to one last showing in front of the home crowd for BA. Earlier in the year, the girls’ team broke the 23-year old school record in the 200 freestyle relay, putting this team in the Broken Arrow athletic’s history book. This season has not only solidified Broken Arrow swim as a quality program, but also provides optimism for years to come. Broken Arrow junior swimmer Abby Meador thinks this season could catapulte Broken Arrow into a strong 2017-18 season.

“This season has been full of long sets and dedication from many swimmers and I think it will pay off next season as well as this one,” Meador said.

Preparing for this final meet is especially important, because the team will need to be fully ready in order to overcome some end-of-season emotions to finish strong. Coach Evans and the seniors on the team are working together to make sure the team comes ready to play. Senior swimmer Bailey Hill is excited for her final home meet at BA, and is looking forward to the sets the team has prepared.

“Coach Evans has let the seniors pick our events for this meet, so the senior girls and I will get to compete in one last relay together,” Hill said.

Tiger swimming has become a quality program the last few years, and this year’s team proves that the team is only getting better. This senior class has enjoyed some great competition and intense meets. One final home meet might just tell the tale of what will be remembered from these senior swimmers.

“The seniors have been outstanding [this year],” Evans said. “We will be celebrating the seniors on Thursday, acknowledging all of their academic and athletic accomplishments throughout their high school career.”

Broken Arrow encourages students and fans alike to come out to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Thursday the 26th to support and cheer on the swim team’s last home meet of the season.