Class of Senior Profile: Katie Meili | Columbia College
representing the Country. Club of Lexington in the Columbia Swim League. but it is his 7th summer as a member of the swim team. He has also been Practices for city meet swimmers only. Times to be . from the school year. Registration fee includes team shirt (for reg- istrations City Meet is a fun and exciting 2-day event in the USC All Columbia Swim League teams partici-. Download Meet Mobile: Swim and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch View custom heat sheets and results filtered to show only your team members .
My experience with the Core Curriculum was everything I hoped it would be, filled with inspiring professors, engaging classmates and excursions into the city. Being a student-athlete is humbling, gratifying and thoroughly exhausting. As swimmers, we rise before dawn six mornings every week from October until the middle of March, only to submit ourselves to the intense scrutiny of our coaches, Jim Bolster and Gustavo Leal.
With classes, a second evening practice and homework to follow, the daily grind feels insurmountable at times. Still, as I near the end of my College and athletic career and reflect upon my experience, I have come to savor the challenge. Each time I answer, I find myself unable to capture the essence of committing to a team at this level of competition. How to explain exactly why I live, eat, train, travel and study with 35 ambitious and diverse men whom I now consider brothers?
But I see the answer regularly.
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I saw it in the faces of my teammates last fall during our meet against Yale. I turned to my teammates and watched each of them captivated by the euphoric moment. Nothing mattered at that moment other than what we had accomplished together.Columbia swim City Meet 2017 Ewan 25 free
Swimming is a unique sport, requiring an intense focus on the individual effort as well as the team. And so, when David and our relay team won, it was the culmination of each individual swim that became the accomplishment of the entire group. We travel to a warm location to swim outside and enjoy the sun between highly-demanding training sessions.
To those unfamiliar with the sport, the idea of a training trip might seem relaxing, but any of us, if asked, would quickly assert that the trip is anything but that. Yet, surrounded by the support of teammates who double as friends, the exhaustion and punishing schedule become less difficult. But the true wealth to be gained comes not from wins in the pool, personal best times or even varsity records.
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Instead, my teammates and I will leave Columbia forever changed by our time together. The saying applies to the once-strong Kaskaskia Swim Conference. The league, which has dwindled from 10 teams to just four, is shutting down after this summer. Regardless, the Waterloo Piranhas plan on contending for the championship once again.
A swimming dynasty, Waterloo has won 10 conference titles in the last 12 years, and took second place in and The closing of the Waterloo city pool prior to the summer of has presented some challenges to the Piranhas, mostly in the form of travel, but it has not stopped them from making waves. Despite the deficit, Jones believes his squad of swimmers has what it takes to regain the conference crown.
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In order to accomplish that feat, Jones is looking for stronger times in some key events, including the breaststroke. While he is confident in all of his swimmers, Jones has especially high hopes for his 14 and age groups, including seasoned swimmers Andy Bennett, Miranda Foster, Kyle Wagner and Kennedy Moehrs.
Jones mentioned Ryleigh Kernan girlsKayla Ahne girlsSamantha Otten 8 and under girlsSophie Britweiser 6 and under girlsand Grant Higgerson boys as potential breakout swimmers for Rubemeyer was seriously injured in a car accident last summer. Along with winning the conference championship, Jones has several other goals for the season.