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Swim club makes a splash

 The VSU swim club is back for its second year with more powerful members and confidence.

 “Last year got off to a rough start, but this year we have a better idea of what we’re doing and I feel like it’s going really well so far,” Jordan Carhuff, president and founder of the VSU swim club, said.

 The Blazers are excited to take a more serious approach this season due to more scheduled competitions than last year.

 The swim team will have their first  meeting at the University of Georgia on Oct. 13 and will host a home swim meeting at the Campus Recreation Center on Nov. 3

 “This will be the first time in VSU history for us to host a swim meet so we’re really nervous and exited at the same time,”Carhuff said.

 The swim team schedules their practices from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 There are about 24 to 26 members on the roster.

  Members are only required to participate in three practices out of five and swim about three to four total miles by the end of their practice.

 “I joined swim club about three weeks ago and I really enjoy it,” Kelly Thompson, a freshman communication and disorders major, said. “The best part is working together and helping each other as a team.”

 Their organization page can be found on CampusConnect and Facebook.

 Like other club teams, swim club encouarges anyone who is interested to participate regardless of experience.

 “Being a club, we’re open to everybody,” Carhuff said. “I encourage people to come out and practice with us. More people will make a better team”.

 Carhuff recalled the GCSU meet they participated in last year when there were only 8 team members.  

 The team has increased its member count by more than 20 people and is expected to do the same next year. 

 Athough all of the members scored top three on each event they participated in, the team as a whole did not score enough points  against other large numbered swim clubs.

 “My biggest goal this year is to get first place as a team for one of the meets we go to,” Carhuff said. “We want to show the other clubs competing that we’re here, we’re real and we’re a threat.”

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