Bodies are cutting through the water. Whistles are blowing as heat by heat launch off the board. Coaches are screaming as they lose self-awareness when their swimmer glides to the finish line.
Leave it to say, the Age Group State Championship was a little different than your typical swim meet.
Tensions were high and times were getting lower; specifically with four swimmers from Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Whitman Horton, Campbell Mason, Megan Scheidler, and Emma Tyler all competed in the age group meet this weekend. And all of them achieved best times in the events they swam.
“I was very impressed with how the kids performed,” head age group coach Sarah Dowd said. “They handled the pressure very well and it helped that they had been to the pool before and were used to the temperature of the pool and stuff like that so they could concentrate more on the individual events and performance.”