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Stories from The Trail

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Stories from The Trail

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A Swimmers Off-Season

Whether they are lifting weights in the gym, cooking healthy recipes in the kitchen, or swimming at neighborhood pools, varsity swimmers are working hard to stay in shape during the off-season.

 Varsity swimmers Rachel Williams, Sierra Bryan, and Clare Anderson are three of these dedicated athletes. 

  Williams typically swims five days a week during the regular season, because of this, scheduling can be difficult. When Williams is off, she is forced to decide between resting or working out. This is why time management and arranging her day is so important to her.  

  “Managing my time can be difficult, especially as a student-athlete. I try to plan for each week and figure out time for a social life, swimming, and school work,” Williams said. 

  All of the athlete’s swim seasons begin in November and go until February for high school. Club swimming starts earlier, keeping the athletes in shape and prepared for the high school season. 

  “I am so excited to start this upcoming swim season as a junior, I am ready to qualify in State again and improve,” said Sierra Bryan, a varsity relay race state qualifier. 

  Over summer many athletes tend to drift further away from their sport due to an abundance of free time.

  Anderson and Bryan both explained how they will be swimming over the summer, varsity freestyler Sierra Bryan, “I am continuing to swim with both Clare and Rachel over summer along with coaching a summer swim league for my neighborhood. I am excited to be with my friends and keep swimming,”. 

  Being an athlete requires mental and physical effort. “When I go to the gym and stay in shape as well as keeping up with a swimmer mindset, I always feel better going into my next season,” said Anderson.

  Being aware of your schedule and what you need to get done as well as keeping goals in mind to reach for is the best way to succeed, according to student-athlete swimmers. Anderson, Bryan, and Williams, all of the above mentioned prove this. 

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Lily Buttshaw
Lily Buttshaw, Staff Reporter
Lily Buttshaw is a new member for the Trail Media program this year. She is a sophomore student athlete for Cherokee Trail. Lily is a second year varsity athlete as a sophomore and is also a part of the “Be Kind” campaign at school, although she is new to this campaign, she is hopeful and excited to see what it brings to the community!    In her free time, Lily loves to hangout with her softball teammates and go try new things with her friends. Lily also loves to listen to music and spend time with her mom. Although this is her first year in the Trail Media program, she is very excited to see what she can do, explore new topics, and learn new things with amazing people in this 2023-2024 school year.
Haley Hume
Haley Hume, Staff Reporter
Haley Hume is a sophomore at Cherokee Trail High School. She plays volleyball for her highschool, she also plays volleyball for her club Front Range. She loves to hang out with her friends, whether that is doing something outside of the house or just watching a movie in her room. If you are looking for her you could find her at the volleyball court, with her puppies, or talking with her friends.

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