While the Mount Gilead swim team has a small roster, it is not lacking in quality athletes.
Of the team’s nine returning letter-winners, six swam in districts last year. Eric Mowery, Tyler Knight and Mason Kidwell swam on three relays each in that meet, while Joel Conrad competed in two. For the girls, both Cassandra Snopik and Adriana Tinch swam on a district-qualifying relay.
Also back are Logan Bailey for the boys’ team and Michaela McGill and Taylor Robinson for the girls. They will be joined by Michael Snopik, Seamus Walsh, Madison Hack, Abby Kincaid and Wesley Bush — most of whom have competed on the school’s summer swim team.
The main loss due to graduation was Gavin Robinson, who competed in the 200 free and 100 breast and also had qualified for districts, both in relays and as an individual.
“With small numbers, we focus mainly on personal improvement, but I am confident we will return a number of swimmers to the district meet,” said head coach Dina Snow. “The KMAC has no other swim teams, so we create our own schedule against the Marion County schools, as well as several Central Ohio schools, and also participate in a number of invitationals.”
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