The result is a rising tide that lifts all four programs, even when one of those — like the NHS girls this year — is smaller than usual.
“We’re small but we’re mighty,” said senior Kaylea Fabri, who is back in the pool this year after missing all of last season with a shoulder injury. “We’ve improved a lot already this year and we’re still getting better.”
For Nicholson, the continued success of the swimming program at both schools is a result of the talent he’s had to work with and the training they receive in middle school through the Sooner Swim Club program.
“Our teams are steadily getting faster,” he said. “The kids come in faster and more prepared almost every year. We graduated a good chunk of speed last year, and we have a lot more young speed now. They’ve changed regionals this year, and I’m excited to see how it plays out. We’ll just try to get as many kids as we can into the state meet.”
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