For 13 years, Tamara Lombard has coached the Canterbury swim and dive team. Her expectations for this season are the same as every other season.
"I work with the athletes in hopes that they will accomplish their goals and have fun being part of a team," Lombard said. "This year we are small in numbers but mighty in spirit!"
Coach Lombard loves everything about coaching swim and dive at Canterbury, from the swimmers, to her assistant coaches, to the athletic department, she says the experience is truly the full package.
When the season started, Lombard had the swimmers introduce themselves and say what they liked best about Canterbury swim. There was a common thread of team camaraderie, positive atmosphere, and fun.
"That's what keeps me coming back!" Lombard said.
Check out some swim team member's goals for the season, as well as what they love most about Canterbury swim:
Kristina Uberg '21
Season goal: My goal for this season is to make it to sectional finals int he 200m freestyle.
Best thing about Canterbury swim: I love the positive atmosphere on the team. Everyone cheers for everyone else, and we always have so much fun doing practices and meets.
Max Heisler '21
Season goal: My goal for the year is to make finals at sectionals in the 100m butterfly.
Best thing about Canterbury swim: I like swimming for Canterbury because it is very low-pressure, and the coaches are very supportive.
Alexus Bohnke '23
Season goal: Set a record and set new personal bests.
Best thing about Canterbury swim: I like the family feeling and humor that everyone brings.
Ahnay Hering '21
Season goal: Become as good as I can be while also building relationships with my teammates
Best thing about Canterbury swim: The friendship of the team.
Katian Hornbostel '22
Season goal: To improve as a swimmer by breaking 30 seconds on my freestyle, and I hope that our team can win as many meets as possible.
Best thing about Canterbury swim: I like swimming for Canterbury because everyone is very supportive, and since we are a smaller group, we are close with one another.
View the Canterbury Swim & Dive schedule here.