Every Little Detail

To succeed in future meets, Cougar swimmers must get everything right


Evan Johnson

Senior Kyle Vogel comes up for air Jan. 7 at SM Aquatic Center. Vogel placed 3rd in the boys 200 meter Freestyle with a time of 36.05. “[During a race] I try to keep my form as good as I can while also keeping up my arm tempo,” Vogel said. “I thrive off of improvement and I love looking at the board after a race and seeing a new best time.”

Veronica Meiss

The Cougar boys’ swim team’s senior night took place Jan. 26 at the Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center. The team faced Piper High School, SM East and St. James Academy. 

At the meet, junior Will Ensley won first place in the 100 yard breaststroke and senior Wil Rodriguez won first in butterfly. The entire team won second place in the 100 yard medley relay.

To succeed in future meets, Ensley believes he and his team just need to pay attention to every part of the sport, even the small bits.

“I think we need to make sure we hit all the details and practice every day,” Ensley said. “You got to do everything right, every detail. That way when we get to a meet, everything goes right. Every little detail is perfect.”

This week, the Cougar swim team competes at the Sunflower League Meet Feb. 2 against 13 other schools at the SM Aquatic Center and continues competing for the next two days.