North’s Swim Team Takes on the 2019 Central Invitational


Julia Wickman swims her 500 meter freestyle. Photo by; Peyton Stenander

The North Forsyth High School swim team took on a long meet this Saturday. A total of 30 teams showed up to compete and after six hours, North’s girls took third and the boys took 12th. Many individual swimmers lost time in their events and the girl’s relay for the 200 meter Individual Medley made state. This meet was the team’s last until they go off to Tennessee on the weekend of Dec. 14 to compete once more. At Saturday’s meet, North was head to head with some of our closest county rivals including Central, West Forsyth, and Denmark. Each team contained a far larger number of swimmers than our’s, but the Raiders still managed to crank out high rankings.


The swim team’s head coach, Tyler Martin, had some positive input on the team’s work at the meet. “ I think it was a solid performance,” Martin expressed. “It shows that we have great depth on our team.” He has trust in his swimmers’ abilities. One of the assistant coaches, Lennox Balog, agreed with Coach Martin and added, “I think a highlight of the meet was the number of swimmers who were able to drop time in their individual events.”


The upcoming Tennessee meet is going to be a different pool and a step away from home for the swim team. After many mornings of intense training, the team is finally calming down and preparing to travel. Coach Martin had a bit to say on that note at the end of this meet. “I feel confident heading into Tennessee since we will be resting the girl’s team a little, so we can expect fast times in a college pool environment.”


In the prime time of the swimming season, North leaves December 7’s meet with confidence and pride in their effort. They continue to prepare every morning at practice for the season’s coming meets.