Simon says she’s making strides in the pool

Emma Simon is only a sophomore and already feels herself making significant strides in the pool for Navarre this season.

“Things have been going really good for me. I feel myself getting faster,” Simon said.

As a result, she is swimming in the faster lanes at meets. She welcomes the challenge.

“It challenges me, and I feel if I’m challenged, I can become a better swimmer and be the best I can possibly be,” Simon said.

Simon and the Raiders were in action Saturday at the Washington Aquatic Center in Pensacola for the Northwest Florida Meet. It doubled as a fundraiser to drown out breast cancer.

The boys finished seventh and the girls were eighth.

“I feel like our whole team is really improving since the beginning of the season,” Simon said. “We are all working really hard.”

She said being a swimmer has proven beneficial in soccer as well. She plays both club soccer and for the Raiders.

“It helps a lot in soccer,” Simon said. “I play club soccer right now and I feel I have really good endurance because of it.”

Read the full article in the Oct. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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