As the Turner girl’s swim team gets ready to start the 2016 season, the team is looking to reload and rebuild.
The Golden Bears return only one student-athlete, Grayce Beery, that contributed to a 10th place 200 free relay, 11th 200 medley relay, and 17th place team finish at the 5A state championships. The Golden Bears will be looking to replace arguably the best swimmer in Turner girl’s history, Alicia Pena. Pena currently holds school records in the 200 IM, 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly.
Student-athletes to watch:
Grayce Beery – Qualified for state in the 50 free and 100 back last year, finishing 22nd and 17th in those events respectfully. Beery will look to establish herself as the next dominant swimmer in our program, already holding the school record in the 100 back and very close to setting new records in the 50, 100, and 200 free.
Sophia Taylor – The only other athlete to return from last year’s team, will look to improve upon for freshman year and add much needed value to the team. Taylor is already on the right track after posting season best times in every time trial this season.
“I’m looking forward to the rebuilding process after losing a couple of amazing swimmers, as well as seeing how far Grayce can elevate her talent. If we can get honest effort and energy every single day, we can have a special year.”
– Head Coach Ryan Lee
“I’m really excited about watching the growth of the new swimmer and also watching the returning swimmers break records!”
– Assistant Coach Emily Brown
The Golden Bears first swim meet is April 4th at Lansing