Spartan swimmers make a splash at state


Emily Melton

The Spartan swim team posing for a picture after the Shelby County meet where they came in seventh place as a team.

Roland Chang (12), the captain of the 2017-2018 White Station swimming team, looks to lead his squad of swimmers to victory this season. Since the beginning of the season in fall, Chang and his team continue looking to finish the season strong in February.

“I remain optimistic for the rest of the season, and I know that White Station swimmers will swim well,” Chang said.

If one were to describe last year’s season for the White Station swim team, the term  “record-breaking” would fit the description perfectly. Last season, the Spartans excelled in the water by consistently beating their times and breaking previous school records. In addition, the boys on the team placed second in the SCIAA championship meet, while the girls claimed first place.

“Last season went well. We got fast freshmen and I was an alternate for finals in the 200-yard freestyle,” Chang said.

This season, the swim team wishes to continue its dominant trend of breaking records and to have an excellent season. With that in mind, the Spartans have already claimed seventh place in a competitive county meet.

With the season coming to a close, the Spartan seniors look to make the most of their last chance to swim at the high school level. However, they should have no fear that their team is in good hands for years to come.

“The majority of our program is underclassmen and they have outstanding work ethic, sportsmanship and make swimming with them enjoyable,” Chang said.