Not only did the USF Swimming Club have two impressive team performances during the fall semester, it also garnered individual victories along the way. The club is looking to keep that momentum going throughout the spring.
One of the club’s strongest events is the 200 IM relay. In the fall, the men’s team took home a win at UCF and the women’s team swam to victory at the University of Miami.
The Swimming Club also brought home wins at FSU, with freshman Izabel Gerogieva winning the 100 Freestyle in 59 seconds, and sophomore Adam Voor winning the 50 Freestyle in 22.11 seconds.
President Morgan Cark said the Swimming Club is more than swimming laps, as they socialize and create a fun and comfortable environment.
“Most of our teams’ achievements are derived from individual achievements, due to the nature of the sport. However, we always make sure that we have something fun going on other than just our practices,” Clark said. “We have card parties, team dinners, and socials like going to AirHeads, bowling and movies.”
Along with creating chemistry within the club, these Bulls also enjoy engaging with the Tampa community.
“Six swimmers donated their time this fall to help Metropolitan Ministries receive and package food as well as direct traffic,” Clark said. “We also have been fundraising at Gray’s Bookstore, The Yogurt Spot, and selling our USF Swim Caps.”
The spring semester looks to be an exciting one for the club as it has tournaments scheduled for the University of Florida and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Clark invites anyone who is interested in joining the club to give it a try, as it provides a great way to make friends as well as stay in shape.
“The benefits of joining the club are definitely exercise and meeting people who enjoy the same activities,” she said.
Practices will run from 10 – 11:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Campus Recreation indoor pool. Interested students can register to be a part of the Swimming Club at https://orgsync.com/87483/chapter.