My Town: Splash With The Brunswick Elite Swim Team
By Julia Koval, Brunswick BEAT Reporter
BRUNSWICK- Have you ever wanted to be on a swim team? Then the ‘Brunswick Elite Swim Team’ is the place to be.
The swim team is a very active and fun year-round sport. At a swim meet, the athletes may swim individual events such as butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. The athlete may also be part of a relay team.
Many people think that swimming is an individual sport, but actually it is a group team sport. This is because when an athlete swims at an event, they are earning points for their team by being faster than the other swimmers.
Coach Steven Wood has been coaching for over 13 years. He started coaching the ‘Brunswick Elite Swim Team’ 2 and a half years ago. The team started with a few swimmers and now has close to 85 swimmers.
Coach Wood wanted to be a swim coach because he was interested in building a solid program from the ground up. He wants everyone to know, “We all work and grow together and we welcome everyone.”
The ‘Brunswick Elite Swim Team’ offers an introductory level group. In this group, athletes do drills and learn techniques for butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle. There is also a blue group which is designed to train athletes to be more competitive at swimming.
Every athlete joins the swim team for their own unique reasons. Brunswick Beat Reporter, Julia Koval, spoke to several blue group members about why they became involved.
K.C. explained “I first got interested in joining the swim team because of my sister.” Isabelle P., said “I joined the swim team to make new friends”. Averie S. said she joined the swim team just for the fun of it, while Michael P. said, “I joined the swim team because I liked to swim.”
If you love to swim or want to make new friends, the ‘Brunswick Elite Swim Team’ has a lot to offer. For more information, click here.
Julia Koval, a sixth-grader at Visintainer Middle School, is one of over thirty-five “backpack journalists” in the award-winning Brunswick Schools Video Program. The Program is sponsored by RPM, Plum Creek Assisted Living Community, Medina Hospital and Lorain County Community College/University of Akron at Midpoint Campus. Click here to learn more about the program.