West Valley holds first swim meet of season1 min read


Keren Lopez, Staff Writer

RELAY RACE – Swimmers competed in relays on the first meet of the season on Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. The butterfly stroke is being demonstrated by swimmers.

Keren Lopez

De Anza’s College swim team attended the first meet of the season at West Valley College on Saturday Feb. 11, against Cuesta College, Cabrillo College and West Valley College.

Consisting of a friendly competition, the first meet was meant for swimmers to get back in the water and to have a fun time with their teammates. The meet included relays, which gave swimmers the opportunity to compete and feel comfortable swimming in a group setting.

“Today was fun,” head coach Danielle Von Matt said. “It’s an informal meet because it’s all relays but it gives us the chance to see some of the swimmers doing different events. It’s mainly for them to just have fun and start feeling like a team and having something to look towards to in practice.” 

The team looks forward to this new season with high hopes to make it to the league championships. 

“It’s just the beginning, but we’ve got a lot of swimmers with promise, and just as a team we’re looking very good. We’ve got some quality and we’ve got quantity, good numbers this year,” said Von Matt.