Get out your goggles, it’s club and high school swim season in Moab
by Jacque Garcia
The Times-Independent
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Fall is in full swing here in Moab, and as summer sports wrap up, swim season begins. The Red Devils’ high school swim program began with practices Oct. 2. The team has been training for about a month, and is now gearing up for their first meet, which will take place Friday, Nov. 3 at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center (MRAC) at 3:30 p.m.

Head coach Brian Pierce leads the team again this season. Last season the Lady Devils won their second consecutive 2A state title, while the GCHS boys’ team placed fourth. Now in 3A, Pierce said the teams are “excited to see what this season will bring.”

Children interested in swimming, but not quite yet in high school, can join the club swim team to learn new skills and stay in shape. Club swim season began Monday, Oct. 23, and practice is offered every Monday and Wednesday at the MRAC from 5 to 6 p.m. through January. The club swim team will have two inter-squad meets this season, one of which will take place in December and the other in January.

Club team Head Coach Wendy Young will focus on both drills and conditioning that are appropriate for three different levels of swimmers, aged 7 to 14 years old. Assistant coaches Jeri Hamilton and Jacque Garcia will join Young at poolside. The team was composed of about 20 children on the first day of practice and, according to Young, is expected to grow to about 35 after mountain biking season comes to a close.

Swimmers hoping to prepare for swim team can seek private lessons at the MRAC.

More information on club swim team can be found on the MRAC website at moabrecreation.com.


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