Jadyn Wagner Starts Swimming

Sophomore Jadyn Wagner, left, and junior Lizzie Donovan, right, both hold a kickboard
 during practice. Wagner just began swimming. “Jadyn has improved greatly with her swimming abilities since she just joined the team,” coach Mr. Greg Schuettler said.

By Jamilah Phillip-Johnson

Sophomore Jadyn Wagner, left, and junior Lizzie Donovan, right, both hold a kickboard during practice. Wagner just began swimming. “Jadyn has improved greatly with her swimming abilities since she just joined the team,” coach Mr. Greg Schuettler said.

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Did you know that when you’re swimming you are using EVERY major muscle in your body? Sophomore Jadyn Wagner knows this feeling and understands that blood, sweat and tears are needed for this sport to be successful.

Wagner said, “We practice six days a week and personally the hardest part is doing long and tiring sets. Our practice consists of doing dryland exercises, which is stretching and workouts outside of the pool, and then we get in the pool and we do different sets and laps.”

Wagner is new to the swim team and finds it fun to be able accomplish swimming with her friends.

Wagner said, “I personally do not feel intimidated because everyone was so sweet and welcoming, but definitely out of place because some of the people on the team have been doing swim for eight or twelve years, and I’m very new to it.”

Swimmers gain power when their limb speed in the arms and legs are put into use.

Wagner said, “Swim requires a lot of strength and conditioning on your body. Using other muscles that I have never used before definitely helps me with cheer. It lets me do more things that I probably couldn’t do before in my other sports.”

Swimming Coach Mr. Greg Schuettler said, “Jadyn has improved greatly with her swimming abilities since she joined the team. Jadyn is a natural athlete and a hard worker that is able to learn and improve quickly. She is finding her place in the girls’ lineup for our dual meet season.”

Wagner’s goal for this swim season is to become a stronger swimmer and get better at long distance events.