Boys Swim Team Concerned About Numbers After First Official Practice


Chris Pearcy

Members of the Logansport swim team stand inside the LHS pool and listen to head coach Mike Shannon as he lectures.

Across the state of Indiana, boy swimmers were officially allowed to jump into the swimming pool on Nov. 7 to kick off their season. 

The Berries are entering the season with high expectations after placing eighth overall at last year’s IHSAA Warsaw Sectional. Junior Jake Fincher placed eighth in the 50-yard free with a time of 24.56. Senior Connor Shannon placed twelfth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1.06.96. 

Although, numbers are going to be an issue for the Berries this upcoming season. According to Shannon, the Berries went from 20 swimmers last year to only 7 attending the Nov. 7 practice. 

“I think this season is going to be pretty rough,” Shannon said. “We noticed a large drop in participation from last season to this season, so obviously that hurt quite a bit. Overall though, the first practice showed that with the small group we have we are going to be decent. As a team, we aren’t going to be able to compete very well. Individually, I could see us doing very well.”

Even with a small team, the Berries are aiming to have a good season. Logansport will face off in a dual match against Twin Lakes on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at LHS. 

“After our first official practice, I could see there were a handful of technical things we needed to buff out,” Shannon said. “At the end of the day, we still have a month till our first meet for us to figure out where everyone will swim and our relay lineups.”