By Dre Colston
A born swimmer, Daniel Lorens joined the varsity swim team for a third year and provides veteran leadership.
Lorens has been swimming for around 12 years. He started swimming for the Marlins in eighth grade.
“My siblings started swimming for the Marlins when I was in seventh grade, and a year later, I decided to do it, too,” Lorens said. “Prior to that, I had swam for summer swim teams, which I really enjoyed. This also pushed me to start swimming year round.”
Lorens adds years of experience to this year’s team and feels that the squad has added quality by quantity.
“We have doubled the swimmers we had in the past,” said Lorens, “and the middle school team is huge now.”
This team is full of capable swimmers.
“I think the swim team will have a very successful season this year,” said Lorens. The team has a great amount of talent and is full of potential.
“Daniel brings a strong leadership presence in which he leads by example through his hard work,” fellow junior Joseph Cartledge said, “his attitude is always refreshing and motivating.”
Asst. coach Jon Sirko agrees.
“Daniel is a very versatile swimmer and shows great leadership by his work ethic,” Sirko said, “I look forward to seeing him progress during the season.
Coach Greg Lake has had much success in producing collegiate swimmers and pushing swimmers to their full potential.
“I would like to swim in college, whether it’s for the club team or the competitive team,” said Lorens. “I would like to swim at Virginia Tech.”
The swimming is not all competitive Lorens also enjoys the time he spends with the swim team and the relationships he has made.
“I really enjoy the swim meets although it might not always go my way,” the swimmer said. “It’s a great time to bond with your other teammates and get to know them even better.”