BNI Swim Team Surging With Newcomers

Spencer Spudic, Staff Reporter

Bishop Noll boys and girls swim teams welcomed a surge in swimmers this season. Four boys and 16 girls are already on the roster. Because of the numbers, senior captains Brendan Zavesky and Jacqueline Jania both have good feelings for this season. Both members are stressing that consistent commitment is necessary for this team to succeed this season.

Jania has high hopes for the girls especially.

“We have a lot of new promising swimmers that will help us rack up points at larger meets, but who can also hold their own in their own individual races,” she said. “The girls are certainly aiming to take some top 16 titles for individual events and relays.”

Jania, who has been swimming for 12 years, competes in the 500 free, 200 IM, and relays.

Zavesky has been for two years now. Zavesky competes in the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Both members have had a growing love for the sport since they started doing it. It was always something that I thought about doing but I was playing other sports. I also do it because it might help with a career path I might take.

Both of them have their likes and dislikes about being on a team. “My least favorite thing is definitely not having our own pool but my favorite by far is just being at practices with everything, joking around but still pushing each other to be the best we can in the water,” says Jania. Also, neither of them know why the team has such an increase in members this season as opposed to last season, but they are really glad it happened.

Both members want to try to defeat all the schools they face.

“We didn’t have a chance but this year we have enough guys to actually compete,” Zavesky said.