The Daniel Boone High School boys’ swimming program is taking its next step to becoming a varsity sport. The team will compete in dual meets, but the meets will not be scored and Boone will not have any win or loss record.
What they will get this year is experience. The team is comprised of 14 swimmers (five freshman, three sophomores, two juniors and four seniors), all trying to get to the district and state swim meets. There, the performances count and although they can’t win any team trophies, individual trophies are up for grabs at the districts and states.
Boone does not have a home swimming pool, so they Blazers will use the pool in Pottsgrove.
“We’re excited to be able to have the chance to swim competitively at Daniel Boone,” said head coach Angela Owens. “We appreciate the hospitality of the Pottsgrove High School swim team.”
The team will be led by Ryan Owens, a junior and a team captain. Last year he won gold in the 200 freestyle event at the District 3-AAA Championships. He also earned a third place medal in the 500 free. He qualified for the state meet in both events, finishing in eighth place in the 200 free at the states.
Anthony Spina and Logan Garcia also qualified for the district meet last season. Spina qualified in the 50 free and Garcia in the 500 free.
Although there will be no team victories or defeats this season, it will be a step forward to making swimming a varsity sport at Daniel Boone.