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Vikings set sail against Pasadena

Hannah Voegtly burns through an intense heat of 100 yard butterfly. She finished first place in her heat. (Sean Wilkey)

In the middle of the season, DVC swim team has proven their dominance in another crushing win of 272 to Pasadena City College’s score of 134.

With an early lead of two medley wins, DVC took a slight loss in the 1650 yd free. “Normally you know, the first couple of laps, how it will turn out,” Chelsey Gutierrez reflects after placing second in the 1650 yd free, “but you just burn through it.”

Determination seemed to be a sentiment shared by the whole team, as moral was high among both the men and the women. “You have to keep going, to fight for the little gains;” Scott Wess, DVC’s 1650 yd free swimmer, who also placed second, concurs, “Each time has to be faster. Each 20 laps, you have to be willing to do your best.”

The best is what was delivered. DVC men pushed through with a strong 124 to PCC’s 67, and women went deep for a 144 win to PCC’s 54.

Don’t let the good vibes dispel the reality of swim meets: They are a sport, and just as vicious and chaotic as the pulse of the competitors when they leave the pool.

“If you feel like you’re dying, you’re halfway there,” Hannah Voegtly said after a particularly intense bout of 100 yd butterfly. Hannah placed 1st, but like her teammates, knows that excellence comes at the price of cooperation. At every lap, every heat, DVC swim team was there to cheer itself on, helping with scorecards and congratulating its members, win or lose.

That pride of effort has given DVC swim team the results it craves. “Our team is among the top 3,” Coach Rick Millington explains, “making us one of the strongest conferences in state, and this meet and our track record is a good indication of what to expect from us this season.” DVC swim team looks to be shaping up to steal another season, and yet again show the state what the Viking spirit of community is all about.

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