BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston girl's swim team led by Coach David Closs and Coach Sharon Leahy will take to the post season with the 1 seed in the Central C division. The girl's wrapped up the regular season at 7-3 and took an impressive 3rd overall at Union Counties for the first top three finish in many years there.
They now hope to improve on a close second place finish at sectionals from a year ago where they lost a heartbreaker to Metuchen in the final. But first, as the first seed, they must wait for the rest of the upper bracket to swim off.
Swimmer in The Spotlight Indiana Curtis
TAPinto: You just gave a strong performance at the Union County Swim Championships, where you dropped time in every event you swam. What was your favorite race that day?
Indiana: My favorite race was definitely the 200 free relay. Everyone had been swimming well all meet, so we were all pumped up and it was super exciting when we all swam so much faster than we had all season. Not to mention, I got to swim with my best friends.
TAPinto: As a senior, this is your last year of high school swimming. What lessons have you learned from being on the GL swim team?
Indiana: With GL swimming being such a close-knit team, I gained a new perspective on the kind of effort that you have to put into your races. You are not only swimming for yourself, but for a whole group of people that really want to succeed, so it is so important to give 100 percent no matter how you are feeling. I have learned a lot about team work, and how every single race that every single person swims paints a picture of the team as a whole. When a group of people come together on this team with the same goals and passion, regardless of whether they are friends outside of swimming, it makes for a really exciting, special and memorable experience that you won't get elsewhere.