By Payton Brooks, social media editor
Another breed of athlete at Saegertown has been cultivated over the past years, and they are of an aquatic nature.
“I like (swimming) a lot because I get to hang out with everyone on the team. It’s a good experience, and it’s fun,” said sophomore Ben Crowl. He competes with the Meadville program during the winter sport season. He began swimming four years ago and has improved in every aspect. Of the techniques used in high school that may include breaststroke, brushstroke, backstroke, butterfly, or freestyle, Crowl can boast that his best time is at the 120 yard brushstroke. At the Dec. 19 meet against Erie East, Erie Central, and Strong Vincent, Meadville came out victorious.
Two up-and-coming seventh graders are also enrolled in swimming programs at Meadville. Averie Braymer and Brittany Houck can be seen hitting the pool with the Y.M.C.A. MYST team, which takes competitors from age 5 to 18. On Saturdays, they compete at other Y.M.C.A.s. In the 50 yard freestyle, Braymer’s best time is 31 seconds, and Houck’s is 27 seconds. The girls are constantly working to improve their times in the different competitions.