Lincoln Swimming Invitational 2013
By Anne-Dorthe Joeker, Aquatics Director and Aparajita Mehra, Swim Team Captain
On February 2, Lincoln hosted the yearly Swimming Invitational with visiting Schools from the French School, International School of East Airport and at least 70 swimmers from Lincoln Community School. The meet was conducted in a friendly atmosphere with a great turn up of parents and supporters. Lincoln’s youngest swimmers, 7 -8 years old, had their first swim meet and handled it exceptionally well. There were no false starts and all swimmers worked hard in pool.
The 13 - 14 year old boys had to work very hard as all their events were back to back. Below are photos of some of these happy and tired boys.
Swim Team Captain, Aparajiita Mehra reflects on the day:
The Lincoln swim team competed in their last big swim event at Lincoln Saturday the 2nd of February, and it’s safe to say that they went out with a real splash!
Our swimmers engaged in healthy competition against the French School and the International School of East Airport as well as each other. However, as usual the biggest competition for the swimmers were their own previous times, and in that manner our team destroyed the competition, improving immensely on personal bests.
The day began with a truly impressive performance from our elementary students! The swimmers showed passion and a commendable sense of maturity as they raced, cheered on heartily by the high schoolers.
This event was yet another example of the support and sportsmanship that is unique to the Lincoln swim team. It contains such a varied group of students who have become an odd, but close knit family over the swim season this year. Students of all ages, from 7 to 17, forget the ten year gap between themselves, and fuse as one dedicated, and extremely energetic team.
The day continued to display a remarkable exhibition of the swimmers' perseverance as many racers competed in back to back events. Though this may not seem very intense to the non-swimmer, it is in fact quite an admirable feat.
The 2013 Lincoln Swim Invitational concluded with a well-deserved medal ceremony and an exhausted but proud team of Lincoln swimmers.