Freshman swimmer breaks league record

photo provided by CCHS Swimming

Many athletes know from a young age that they are extremely passionate about pursuing their athletic career. This was certainly the case for freshman swimmer Logan Smith.

Smith began swimming competitively around the age of seven. Dawn Smith, his mother and coach has been the main influence on Smith’s love for the sport.

“My coaches and teammates have been the main reason I have stuck with this sport for so long,” said Smith.

As a freshman, Smith is capable of getting the boys team major points on the board. The team could count on his quick finishes in events including the 200 IM, 100 Breast, and both the 200 medley and free relays.

“He is on a huge trajectory to work towards and accomplish many great things with our team,” said assistant swim coach Wendy Marini.

During the L-L League meet, the boys placed second, Smith was able to secure the team a win in the 100 Breast. As if winning the event at his first league meet wasn’t enough, he also beat the meet and league record, with a new time of 58.25 seconds.

“It felt amazing to be up there competing with seniors,” said Smith. “The best part was standing there knowing that I have three more years of this.”

Staying physically and mentally prepared, is important for all athletes, Smith also takes this serious leading up to preparing for each meet.

“I will continue to train,” said Smith. “Recovery exercises are also extremely important to my mental game.”

Smith is set to compete at the District swim meet on March 1 and 2 at Cumberland Valley High School.

As for the rest of the season, Smith hopes to have success at the District meet, and is biggest goal would be to make to the PA state meet.

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