Senior night: Girls swimming and diving team’s last stand

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Senior night: Girls swimming and diving team’s last stand

Tahir Razzaq

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It’s sad to say, but the Niles North girls swimming and diving team is coming to an end. This Friday is their senior night and last home meet. The team will be going against Glenbrook North, which is one of the top swimming teams in the conference. This will be a tough and competitive meet, so let’s get out there and support them.

“The swim team is the fastest it has ever been in a while. The practices are so much harder and more fun than before and I am really glad to be a part of this team,” junior Selma Jukic said. “All the girls are nice and hardworking and I love to see them laugh through practice and working hard. We all have this special bond that will never break us apart.”

“The team this year has a winning record, including wins against Maine South, Maine West, Maine East, and most importantly, Niles West, who we haven’t beat in about ten years,” senior Megan Crane said. “I’ve medaled at multiple invites and hope to make all-conference for the fourth time. The team this year is the most successful it’s ever been, and for the first time in Niles North swimming history, we’re likely going to send four girls to state on a relay which is really exciting.”

“As a senior, this marks my forth year on varsity and second year as captain. I’ve spent more time swimming than anything else in my life, so to finally be done is very sentimental and bittersweet. This season is especially memorable due to our wins and closeness on the team,” Crane said. 

I think that this season has really brought us closer to one another. Everyone is always there for each other no matter how hard the situation is,” sophomore Angela Martin said. “The advantages of being on the swim team is always having a family to lean on. Whether you’re having a bad day or going your best time in a race, they’re always supportive.”

“The most memorable thing about the swim team is that we are always all there for each other,” junior Kyra Sarris said.

“The team is getting faster, better, and stronger and we are hoping to make state this year. Overall, we have three weeks left and I’m really sad it is ending soon,” Jukic said.

Come out to support the girls at their senior night on Friday, October 31 at 5:30 p.m in the Niles North Aquatics Center.