Husky swimmers dominant again


Once again Coach Peargin and the Sweet Home High School Husky swim team dominate rivals (“Husky swimmers win,” The New Era Jan. 10, 2007), and is shaping up to be a district and state contender.

The Huskies will host a swim meet in Sweet Home Jan. 19. I encourage you to stop by the pool and cheer on some of Sweet Home’s top athletes!

Since our arrival in Sweet Home nine years ago the Husky swim team has consistently sent swimmers to District and State, usually placing a winning team at the district level, if not higher.

It is with pride I note many of our top swimmers are current and previous Sweet Home Swim Club members. Swim Club Head Coach Junia Calhoon, a previous Husky swimmer, has prepared a fine group of swimmers.

Swimming is one of the most positive sports for athletes. No one fouls out, strikes out or sits on the bench. All who have basic swim skills make the team.

Swim athletes compete to improve their personal times and to score points for their team. It is a positive place for young athletes to learn about setting goals, discipline, and hard work. Anyone who followed Michael Phelps at the Athens Olympics knows competitive swimmers are tremendous athletes.

On Jan, 23 at 5 p.m. the Sweet Home Swim Club will be holding an open house and tryouts for athletes interested in improving their swimming skills and joining the club. If you know a girl or boy, ages 7-18, who likes to swim and wants to be involved in a challenging and esteem-building sport, come by the pool on Jan. 23.

Good luck, Coach Peargin and Husky swimmers. Go Huskies!

Tracii Hickman

Sweet Home

Parent of 9- and 11-year-old swimmers