The Milford swim team is one big happy family that has found a great formula that has led to a successful season thus far: working hard and having fun!
Coach Michele McKenzie said she is very proud of the success both the boys' team and the girls' team have had this winter.
"First of all, we consider this one team, so we don't differentiate between the boys and the girls. We've done really, really well and we're working very hard in practices and during our swim meets," she said.
McKenzie said the swim team members are well rounded, and are juggling a number of activities. "Yes, several swimmers are swimming competitively for the Central YMCA and our team, and they are also doing well in the classroom," added McKenzie.
The boys' squad is currently 2-1 after a 123-4 victory over Seaford. "We did well in that meet, but unfortunately Seaford had a very small boys team. Our team is small, but our athletes have stepped up and worked hard all season, and I think we are coming together," she said.
On the girls' side, the results are even better. The Lady Bucs are 3-0, having vanquished Caravel, Lake Forest and Seaford in convincing fashion. McKenzie said, "We have a lot of returning swimmers and some talented freshman. And no doubt about it, the girls are fantastic, and fun to watch. Not only do they want first place in every event, they also want second, third, fourth and fifth place if possible."
So far, several swimmers have already recorded qualifying times for the state meet coming up in February.
Milford is swimming against Cape Henlopen this week, and it's shaping up to be a very competitive meet. "They are also a very good team, so we will have to be at our best when we swim against them," she said.
The team's next meet after Cape is Thursday, January 10 at Sussex Central at the Howard Ennis Pool at 3:30 p.m.