Dobie students dive into Steele High School swim clinic


Swim Clinic Awards Celebration

Paul Hodo, Staff Reporter

Dobie students recently got a glimpse into the life of a high school swimmer. On May 8, all of the students from the clinic got an award at Canes. Some got excellent attendance, and others got the best swimmer.

The swim clinic in May was held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school. They would go to the YMCA and swim for an hour straight. Lots of Dobie kids both, 7th and 8th graders, participated in this exciting clinic. Gio Gianan, 8th grader, said that he had a lot of fun. “It was exhilarating,” said Gianan.

During these six weeks, the kids would go through some of the things that the high schoolers do on a daily basis. For example, they had a mock tryout, which by freshmen standards is six 100 freestyle on two minutes and to add to that a six 50 kick on a minute 30. But only the eighth graders could do it.

An 8th grader, Kimberly Wagner thought it was kinda hard. “Kinda, it really pushed me hard,” Wagner said.

Wagner and Gianan both said the coaches helped a lot during this time. “OMG, I couldn’t have made it through without them,” Wagner said. The coaches of this clinic were Coach Elkins, the assistant coach, and Coach Fain, the head coach. They said there were around 30-40 students during this clinic, But, there were only a few of these kids were 8th graders.