Swim and Dive are splashing into their upcoming season


Just like other sports last year, Swim and Dive experienced major setbacks in their season due to Covid. Swimmers were unable to have a regular season, and could only practice three times a week, compared to the standard five. Also, boys and girls had to compete separately, and wear masks when they weren’t swimming. Lanier is very fortunate to change that this season, with normal practices and meets. Coach Jaunais was thrilled to say, “I’m really excited it’s going to be a normal season … parents are able to come [to the meets] and boys and girls are going to swim together.”
Madison Dorris (Girls Swim Captain) said, “I’m very excited, I love the people who are on the team and I’m ready to get the season going.”
Swim and Dive had their first swim meet last Saturday, October 30th, at the Collins Hill Aquatic Center against Meadow Creek and Central Gwinnett. Lanier had a splash-tastic swim meet and came in first! Lanier won with a combined score of 353, followed by Meadowcreek with 120, and Central Gwinnett with 47. Mia Pasion and Nathan Lee were swimmers of the week! They have shown leadership and put a lot of hard work and effort into every practice.
Mia Pasion said, “I feel like I have made a lot of progress and new achievements… It has made me closer to swimming, because before I was just doing it for fun… it started to make me think I might want to continue this even after high school.”
At the rate Mia is going, she can without a doubt continue onto college. She finished her 100 yard free with a strong time of 1:20.07, and was one of the two girls to finish the 100 yard fly, with a time of 1:43.51.
To continue our winning streak, Swim and Dive have yet another meet this Friday (November 5). If football is not your thing, then definitely show out to Collins Hill Aquatic Center to cheer for Lanier’s Swim and Dive. Our swimmers showed dedication and pulled through to give the herd another groundbreaking win.