Wahoo swim team making strides this summer

The Navarre Wahoo summer swim team challenged itself Saturday morning at the Navarre YMCA.

Literally.

It was an in-house meet since the invited opponent had a scheduling conflict.

This was the second meet of the young swimming season. Navarre head coach Mary Moorer, with her team of volunteers, packed a lot of swimming into the meet.

Ribbons were awarded for each of the places in more than 20 races – divided by age groups and genders – in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle.

Moorer said the meet was successful because of what the swimmers accomplished.

Savannah Powers was among the standouts. The 12-year-old is headed into the eighth grade at Holley-Navarre Middle School in the fall.

Taller than most teammates, she motored through the water, finishing first in three events.

Powers fell into swimming after trying several other sports.

“But I didn’t fit in,” Powers said.

So, she turned her love of water into an athletic endeavor and joined the swim team.

“She used to love mermaids,” her mother, Teresa Powers, said. “It (swimming competitively) started off as a love for water. She’s done fairly well.”

With three years in the pool, Savannah is still developing.

“I think she’s a good swimmer and a worker bee,” Moorer said.

Read the full article in the June 20 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options.

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