Pattonville Competes in Tri-Meet against Rockwood & FT Zumwalt South in a Race Against the Clock


Christian Movick

Pattonville competes against Rockwood Summit in a 200 Medley Relay in a race to be the quickest.

Christian Movick, Multimedia Editor & News Writer

On September 23, Pattonville’s Boys’ Swim and Dive team competed against Rockwood Summit and Fort Zumwalt South.

All teams competed in a 200 medley relay, 200 free stroke, 100 breast stroke, and more.

Pattonville ended up winning the meet, with players on all teams seeming to exert themselves to their fullest, out of breath on many occasions.

Boys’ Swim and Dive Captain, Brennan Shipman, stated that going into their games, they “always try to feel confident.”

Shipman said he felt everyone did a pretty good job, and that personally, he got some of his best times.

Shipman said he never gets nervous before meets.

“No. Never get nervous,” he said. “If you get nervous then you’re going to eventually mess up.”

Something that Shipman wants to work throughout the season is “to fix my breathing and make sure to keep my strokes long.”

He also hopes as a team to “try to work as a group more and try to be closer friends with each other, make sure everyone trusts each other, see everyone as a friend and not someone you have to be with.”

Coach Anna Braswell thought that the team did well especially with small numbers.

“Summit has a larger team than us this year, which gives them more depth in each event,” Braswell said. “I felt that our boys swam competitively and well against them. We just unfortunately don’t have a larger enough team that provides depth.”

After a well performed meet and overall successful season for the team, the players overall seem enthused. In addition, Captain Shipman is very confident in his team, looking forward to continuing to work with them, and certain that they will continue to do good and even better going forward.