Springville High boys and girls swim teams have won most of their meets this season and have broken some of their team goals. In fact, the Red Devil boys swim team has won all their recorded meets.
Ethan Knowlton swims the freestyle 50 and 100 meter. He swims every day excluding the weekend and prepares for meets by eating healthy and focusing on not being nervous. He doesn’t plan to take his swimming career further after high school, but can use his learned ability and skill to swim away from a plane crash in the middle of an ocean with ease.
Josh Dalley swims the 100 meter breast stroke and has been swimming since the 6th grade. He’s been on the team since his freshmen year and will continue to swim after he graduates as a hobby and for his fitness.
McKay Mertz has been on the swim team since his freshmen year as well as Ethan and Josh and his sister Nicole. He and Nicole have grown up their whole lives swimming and both swim two and a half hours every day except Sunday. They both want to take their swimming passion all the way into college, “Because [they] love it.” They prepare for meets by eating a healthy diet the day before the meet. Nicole’s goal is to win at least one event at state, and Nicole’s best events are the sprinting event and the short event.