Did you know these swimming fun firsts:
Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896.
Swimming in the Olympics started as a men’s event only but women were able to participate starting in 1912.
The first woman to swim the English Channel is Gertrude Ederle, who was actually just a teenager at that time in 1926.
The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.
Mark Spitz was the first Olympic swimmer to win seven gold medals in a single Olympiad in the 1972 games.
Swim fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin.
Synchronized swimming first appeared in the Olympics during the 1984 games.
So, synchronize your calendars, appreciate the history, and support the present as your Dayton Christian Warrior swim team competes this Saturday night, 6:30pm, in the METRO BUCKEYE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SWIM MEET at Trotwood-Madison High School’s Pool, 4440 North Union Road, Trotwood, Ohio 45426. The meet will also serve as our Senior Recognition Night, where we thank and highlight the DC swim careers of Grace Cox, Madison Gebhart, Emily Golich, Kayla Landis, and Morgan Pook.
Grace, the daughter of John and Merrilee Cox, is a four year swimmer for the Warrior swim team and serves as a tri-captain for this year’s Warrior squad. Grace started her career swimming the distance events, where she is a 2-time Metro Buckeye Conference Champion in the 200 freestyle. Injuries have limited Grace to the sprints and relays, but this year, will give it one final go as she will swim both the 200 and 500 freestyle, as well as the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay at this year’s conference championship meet. Grace is active in Dayton Christian theater, appearing in several plays and musicals. She is also active in band and has taken part in several J-Term missions trips. Grace’s favorite verse: John 16:33 “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.” This verse reminds Grace to trust God no matter the situation. Grace’s favorite team memories are fun at all of the meets, being conference champs twice, and winning the individual 200 free at conference twice. Grace will be attending Taylor University where she plans on studying Psychology and Spanish with a focus on pre-med. Grace hopes to study abroad on a semester long medical mission in Ecuador her sophomore year. After college, she hopes to go to med-school, and eventually become a pediatric oncologist.
We invite you to come out and support Grace, the rest of the seniors, and the entire Dayton Christian Warrior Swim Team as we battle off the blocks with our league rivals at the Metro Buckeye Conference Championship swim meet. Let’s create a sea of purple and gold in the stands as your warrior swim team strives to put their best strokes forward, doing all for the glory of God.