Swim Senior Night 2016

The swim team hosted Senior Swim Night on Jan. 14 at the Salvation Army in Broken Arrow. Swimmers were introduced for their accomplishments and their possible futures in college. Parents and loved ones accompanied them as they entered the event.

“I had been looking forward to this night for 3 years,” senior Bailey Byrd said. “I was feeling pretty good, then my first race came up and I had instant butterflies.”

Knowing it was Senior Night made the event special for those who will graduate soon.

“Senior Night will always be one of my most memorable meets of my high school career,” Byrd said.

The Broken Arrow varsity swim teams, both boys and girls, competed against Bishop Kelly. Swimming lap after lap, the girls swim team placed fourth in their previous swim meet in Jenks and continued to hold their status in this meet, winning 9 events total. Overall, the girls placed first and the boys placed second.

Many swim members were able to drop time in their races.

“I like the competitiveness of swimming,” sophomore Courtlyn Dawson said. “I also really enjoy cheering everyone on.”

The swim team has only just begun their journey this season.

“I feel jittery, excited and focused when I’m about to dive into the water,” senior Dalton Bearden said.

Swim will head to the Eastern Regional meet in Jenks on Feb. 5 for their next big meet.

Photos by Victoria Corbitt

Video by Steve Cowen and Dylan Rivera