The anticipation of the Christopher Columbus High School swimming season has the school buzzing with the dream of a district championship, a dream that’s not so distant.
“We have a good shot to win the district title if our swimmers perform well,” said Alejandro Basalo, a senior on the team.
The Columbus swimming team has high expectations this season and they want to fulfill their goals of winning a district title. With a new head coach, Robert Adams, the team is hoping that their new look will bring them success. The team is led by a group of seniors, like Alejandro Basalo, who are trying to not only teach the younger swimmers, but also carry on the tradition of winning.
The team was just recently on a brief hiatus for approximately two weeks due to Hurricane Irma. Although Irma sidelined the team, the swimmers are ready to practice and continue their normal routine. They attended a swim meet at Tamiami Park where multiple school’s competed against each other. However, Columbus lost their match against Doral Academy, but they’re looking to bounce back as they face St. Brendan High School next week.
Last season, Columbus fell short of a district title and placed third in regional competitions. “We didn’t live up to our expectations of a district title,” said Basalo.
The team has a long season ahead of them, but they are hoping that they could bring home a district title. Columbus is excited about Adam’s arrival and looks forward to seeing how he plans on improving the program. As the team’s group of seniors graduate, finding swimmers who could fill in their holes on the team next season might prove to be a challenge for Adams.
It appears that the team’s dreams of a district championship could soon become a reality.