The Boxer swim teams finished up a successful season, in which they topped many records. However, both teams nished near the bottom of the standings.
The men’s team faced small numbers when it graduated two previous seniors, leavin it with 10 swimmers.
Losing senior Jack Lloyd to graduation is sure to be a big hole, seeing as he was a Second Team All- NWC member this year and was a First Team member as a junior.
Coach Alec Webster, who heads both the men’s and women’s swim team, stated that replacing Lloyd will be “a huge task,” but added that they “have some recruits that will hopefully be of Lloyd’s caliber.”
Lloyd himself said he thinks the men’s team won’t miss a beat without him, giving credit to their four captains for next year.
“Charles Morse, Raymond Miller, Rachel Webster, and Stephanie Bultman are phenomenal athletes, and I’m sure they’ll be outstanding leaders next year,” said Lloyd.
The women’s team will be looking for new leadership next year, as they will be losing two valuable seniors in Janaé Sargent, who holds the team’s best marks in all backstrokes, and senior Katie Tougas, who led the team in the 200 freestyle.
“We should have great leadership heading into next year to go along with a good incoming class. The combination should make for a great year,” said coach Webster.
The young Boxer swimmers look to bounce back next season, and the combination of the youth and leadership will prove to be a powerful combo for the 2016-2017 season.