Practice was coming to a close, but not before Kirk Ziemke, second-year head coach, briefed his swimmers on what their final task of the day was: a sprint swim, giving everything they had after a 6 a.m. morning lift and two-mile run, a whole day of school and a 6,750-yard swim.
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Junior Tural Erel (right) practices starting off the diving block for his 200m freestyle relay on Dec. 3. The team’s first meet was on Dec. 4 against Lyons, in which the Spartans lost 115-70. Senior Mark Schneider won both the 100m and 200m freestyle races, finishing with times of 48.7 and 1:47.4, respectively. Photo by Alec Mawrence.