Girls and boys swim return, face tough competition

All sports seasons in Virginia Beach were cut short last school year; the fall season didn’t even begin until February 2021. And, it was the winter sports teams that suffered the most because they were held indoors, there was limited capacity, and meets, matches, and games were continuously canceled due to COVID.

The girls and boys swim teams were two groups who lost the majority of their season, only swimming in two competitive meets. As this season is much more normalized, Falcon swimmers are ready to make a comeback and continue their winning legacy.

In their first two meets, the Falcons faced the Dolphins of Ocean Lakes and the Knights of Kellam in events held at the Bayside Recreation Center. Although the Falcon boys and girls teams swam at a high level, they suffered two well fought defeats.

Starting the season off against such tough opponents though immediately set the tone for all of the swimmers; motivating both teams to stay competitive and to remember their roots. 

“Ocean Lakes and Kellam are very strong opponents and I am proud of our girls and boys team for swimming our hardest. Though we did not achieve the outcome we hoped for, I am looking forward to an exciting season,” junior Mia Michaud said.

Both the girls and boys swim teams will return after winter break to swim against the Chiefs of  Kempsville on  Friday, Jan. 7, in their own pool at the Great Neck Rec. Center.