Do you know your strokes? There are four strokes swum on the competitive level. They are backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. Here some fun facts about the strokes and swimmers in general:
In butterfly stroke and breaststroke, swimmers need to touch the pool with both hands simultaneously when they finish. Swimmers touch the pool with only one hand when they finish in freestyle and backstroke swimming events.
The slowest Olympic swim stroke is the breaststroke.
The fastest and most efficient swim stroke is the crawl/ freestyle.
Most swimmers at the highest levels of competition train from four to five hours per day and five to seven days per week. They will typically swim about six to twelve miles per day along with weight training and flexibility training.
So if you can’t tell the difference between a butterfly kick versus a breaststroke kick, or a flip turn versus a belly flop, don’t worry. Know that your Warrior swim team puts in an average of 1 mile in the pool every practice, preparing them for the year end Metro Buckeye Conference Meet. The meet takes place this Saturday, February 6, 6:30pm at Trotwood-Madison High School’s Pool, 4440 North Union Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426. All the team asks of you is that you enthusiastically show your support, wear your purple and gold, andcome out and cheer on your Dayton Christian Warrior swim team on to victory! This will also serve as our Senior Night where we will celebrate the leadership and contributions made by Grace Cox, Madison Gebhart, Emily Golich, Kayla Landis, and Morgan Pook.
Today, our senior spotlight is Morgan Pook. Like a utility player is the jack of all trades in baseball, Morgan is our utility swimmer. Whatever the stroke, whatever the event, when called upon, Morgan steps up to fill the need and swim the race. Morgan is a 4 year Dayton Christian swimmer and at the league meet, she will be swimming in both the 200 medley and 200 free relays, the 100 freestyle, and the 100 backstroke. In addition to swimming, Morgan has also participated in track and field and is currently a varsity Warrior cheerleader. Morgan’s favorite verse is Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in peace. Morgan’s favorite team memory is when the 200 free relay team broke the 2 minute mark at the first meet of the season this year. Morgan is enjoying her senior year and is currently evaluating colleges and fields of study. So, come out and cheer on Morgan, our seniors, and the rest of the TEAM as we strive to do our best for God’s Glory.