As spring draws near, spring sports begin, and the boys’ co-op swim team is getting ready for a powerful season. The team is made up of a collection of five different high schools: Legend, Chaparral, Ponderosa, Lutheran, and Elizabeth, led by head coach Warren Ross and assistant coach Sheli Hemming. The team is co-op because each school doesn’t have enough members to support a full team. So with the combination of swimmers from each school, a co-op team was created.
With a new season and new swimmers, motivation and goals begin to increase.
“I’m excited. We have a great team right now and I plan to get to state this season,” said Legend senior Jackson Davis, one of the swim team captains. Jackson is returning this year after swimming for four years, starting as a freshman.
So far 36 swimmers are on the team, five of which are from Legend: Jackson Davis, Zach Blackburn, Mason Deal, Aaron Tanarasoo, and Rodrigo Gallardo. The managers of the team are Kellie Davis and Chelsea Linton. The entire team has been practicing very hard in preparation for its first meet on Friday, March 7. The match will be a home meet at the Parker Recreation Center versus Highlands Ranch Co-op.