Fillies Eager to Dive Into Season

As the season starts, the girls on the swimming team get into the pool and get down to work.

This year, there are plenty of girls in all grades that are excited for the season. Junior Marissa Rosenbaum’s prefered event is the 500 yard freestyle. Sophomore Megan Boyson’s favorite event is the 100 yard backstroke.

Although Rosenbaum has shoulder problems, that does not stop her from training hard and loving the water. Rosenbaum has been swimming competitively since she was in middle school and wants to continue to pour her enthusiasm into the pool for years to come.

While Boyson is excited to start the year, she says, “Swimming is hard,” and it is her biggest obstacle this year.  Even though Boyson has been swimming since she was eight, the pool is still a work out for even advanced swimmers as it works your whole body. Even though she is facing these struggles, Boyson keeps a positive attitude and is looking forward to the rest of the time spent with the team.

Both Boyson and Rosenbaum mentioned competing in Conference and State this year. They are confident that the girls, and the team as a whole,  have the strength to pull ahead and place this year.

Coach Buffy Allred watches carefully over the pool, giving advice and confidence to the girls. “We already have six girls qualify this year!” Allred said, “I’ve never seen a group of girls so eager to get up at 6AM and get in the pool.” Allred has been coaching swimming for almost 15 years, this being her seventh year at Cody High School. “I just love working with kids, this year there is such a great work ethic in this group,” Allred says, “Every year is different!”

Before coaching at CHS, Allred coached swimming and cheer in Illinois for almost 7 years.

All of the girls are looking forward to the rest of the season, and working hard on their own and as a team. The next swim meet is Sat. Sept. 22 in Worland, the next home meet is Sat. Oct. 13.