BY: Daniel Greigg
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) summer season is kicking off with a splash this week. Last Saturday, time trials were held to set baseline times for all summer swimmers.
Swimmers have been attending after school practices for the past two weeks in preparation for the meets beginning after school year ends.
The water temperature is discouragingly low, yet hundreds of swimmers make it out to practice every day.
“The cold is annoying, but it’s all really worth it in the end because I get to spend the time with my friends, and I really do like practicing,” said swimmer Joseph Yi.
The first meet for all MSCL teams will be held this Saturday morning.
“The meets are a great team bonding experience, and we all get the chance to have some fun and swim some great races,” said Glenmont coach, Kevin Mejia.
The summer swim team is a great experience for all swimmers to stay active throughout the summer season.
“I love the swim team because I get to hang out with my friends and the coaches are really great… also the team spirit is fun,” said swimmer Abi Koehler.
The swim team is open to all that want to join, and swimmers of all skill levels are welcome.
The 2018 season will run until the end of July.