Swim Prepares For District


Debanny Cerda, Former Writer

The swim team’s season is already underway, and the District meet is approaching. Due to COVID, there will be many changes. Head Coach Nall missed two meets due to COVID. Luckily, Coach Elizondo, Volleyball Head Coach, stepped in to help out. In those meets, Freshman Micah Juneau broke two school records. One for the 100-meter Butterfly and the other for the 200-meter Freestyle.

“Going into this year, I had no idea that I would get such a great opportunity,” Juneau said. “Being able to break these records, especially my freshman year, blows my mind.” 

As for the freshman, the transition to high school was a little rough with it being such a big school. As soon as he got the hang of it, it was a lot smoother. Juneau wants to be able to break a lot more school records in his next three years at Porter.

Last season, the team was composed of mostly seniors. This year’s seniors have provided excellent leadership and great examples for the underclassmen. 

As far as District goes, Regional and State meet will restrict the size of the audience due to the pandemic. In past years it was the top 6 swimmers who competed in each event, but that number was brought down to 4 for safety precautions. 

“We will be as affected as any by that change, but our expectations remain intact and we expect to remain competitive and will give our full effort at the meet,” Coach Nall said. “I do expect a regional presence from Porter, and we will deal with the lowered number of qualifiers just as other teams are having to as well.”