The Edmonds-Woodway girls swim team took care of their first two meets of the season pretty handily, beating the Marauders at the Mariner campus on Tuesday, 132-20, and the Royals at the Lynnwood Pool Thursday, 137-30.
Head coach Kate Trettevik was just hoping to get the team some rhythm, but is justifiably pleased with the outcome. “I wanted the girls to have fun and just get used to racing again,” she said.
Trettevik already has her eye on three girls – Djenne Dickens, Juliana Epoch, and PJ Kambhiranond – to step up and stand out for this year’s Warrior squad, but also hopes to see the younger swimmers develop their skills this year.
“She is very capable in all the strokes and events,” Trettevik said of Dickens, a returning sophomore. “But her strengths are the shorter distances in freestyle, fly and back.”
With the typical competitive nature of the Wesco South division, the potential for this year’s squad remains to be determined.
“We have a solid group of leaders on the team to help out with our new swimmers, which is always a huge help,” Trettevik added. “We have a handful of year round swimmers, so we have some experience on the team, and we also have a bunch of new swimmers just beginning.”
Success right out of the gate is never anything to complain about, but Trettevik has long-term goals in mind for her Warrior team.
“I see this as a growing year competitive-wise,” Trettevik says. “But we are looking at the end of the season for districts and wanting to get as many spots as possible. Don’t get me wrong, I like a win as much as the next person. But we are focused more on improving each race and individual swim. This will eventually lead to scoring more points and getting more wins.”
— Story by Ian Waldron, EWHS Class of 2006