Freeman Rebels Men’s Swim Team are Champions

Riley Wilkes

Staff Writer

The Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and New England Patriots are some of the only teams who have recorded consecutive championships. Now the Freeman’s men’s swim team can officially be added to that list. This weekend Freeman ways crowned the Division 5A state champions in a decisive victory over rival the Godwin Eagles. The swimmers could not be more proud of what they were able to accomplish. “It feels really good. This was our goal going into the season and we are really happy to have accomplished that,” said junior Aidan Duffy. Aidan was part of the team during last year’s title run and was greatly impressed with how the team was able to rally together after the high expectations placed on them. “We knew it was going to be hard. Since we were only bringing half of the guys that were on the team last year and this year we only had seven swimmers this year we are very happy to accomplish our main goal,” said Aidan. Aidan and his teammate fellow junior Erik Kratzer were inspired by senior Hunter Locher’s ability to step into the role of a leader and organizer for this team after losing a massive amount of seniors. “Hunter definitely emerged as a leader for us this year, especially for states he really sat down and looked at all the events and looked at the times and really tried to organize which events we could get the most points in. As a team captain he went above and beyond what he was required to do,” said Erik.  In the face of adversity, this Freeman team was able to come together as one and prevail to become the consecutive state champions. As Erik said, a second ring was an awfully good motivation for them. 

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