Swim team striving to make waves
The Mount Carmel swim team has had a successful season to date, as Varsity Coach Matthew McGuire and JV Coach Dominic Scheuring work to develop student athletes to become better swimmers.
“We don’t aim for wins; we only care about their personal record, and beating it each time,” says Scheuring.
So far, they have had three meets. most recently on January 6.
Scheuring only started coaching a year and a half ago when he was asked by Coach McGuire to help out. Scheuring was looking to get involved somehow with Mount Carmel, so despite having no previous swimming experience, he accepted. Over the course of his first two seasons as JV coach, he has been mentored by McGuire.
According to Scheuring, one player to look out for this season is senior Pete Vandeveld. The freshmen also feature some good swimmers with previous experience such as Charlie Toland.
Recent meets included the Gwendolyn Brooks Invite where the Caravan took 2nd, and a home meet against Percy Julian where MC took first place. Both JV and varsity fell to Brother Rice in a dual meet on Monday, January 6.
There was a “tri-meet” on Tuesday, January 14 against St. Rita and St. Ignatius at St. Ignatius. Unfortunately, the Caravan took third while St. Ignatius got first in both Varsity and JV.
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