Swimmers at State, Senior Night
With the boys swimming season just beginning comes the end of the girl swimming season. The girls swimming at state this year placed 10th. “State went really well, with all the new freshmen we had at state,” Grace Markovich said. “Being around all your friends all the time,” Markovich said is her favorite part. “Being together at 5 in the morning really has a way of bonding people together.” “The best part of swimming is definitely the team aspect. It is so fun getting to know all of the girls and creating so many great memories. We had a lot of fun this year,” Sarah Lammers said. At the end of the season is senior night, which swimmers said was a bittersweet moment. The feelings during that night were bittersweet. “It was sad knowing it was the last time I would ever swim in the Bettendorf pool with my teammates, but the junior girls and parents did a great job planning everything and it was a great celebration of the last four years,” Lammers said. Swimming since she was six, Lammers was inspired by her mother who swam as a kid and continued swimming at the University of Iowa. She said, “I wanted to be just like her so I began swimming and loved it.” Now that the girls’ swimming season is completed, the boys swimming season has started and in full swing, already having completed a meet against Burlington. Making the Bettendorf boy swim team 1-0.