“Swimmers, take your mark. Set. GO.” The MAST 2016 swim season is off to a strong start. This year’s Makos swim team is being led by five of last year’s State Championship qualifiers. Swim Coach Kimberly Eidenire has big expectations for this season, hoping to see previous team records broken, as well as have returning swimmers qualify for states. One of the team’s swimmers, Reid Banciella, agrees with Eidenire. “There is a lot of potential on the team, and I think that our club swimmers will make for a really good relay team,” Banciella said. He also added that this year’s team is very spirited and that they are especially looking forward to competing in the GMAC meet. GMAC is one big meet in which all public school teams have the chance to compete against one another.
Banciella said that overall the team has a “do our best and have fun,” mentality. First time swimmer Jorge Gimenez joined this year’s team, hoping to improve his times for next year. He is joined by other first time swimmers, who are looking to learn swimming techniques and to condition for up-and-coming seasons. “I want to see how far I can make it,” Gimenez said. In the month to come, MAST’s swim team will compete in numerous meets, leading up to Dis- tricts on October 29, where swimmers will compete for the chance to qualify for Regionals, with the ultimate goal of reaching the FHSAA State Championships in mind. Everyone can dive into the season by showing their support for our Mako swimmers at home meets.