FOREST, Va. (WSET) – Our ABC13 Team of the Week (February 14, 2018) is the Jefferson Forest Boys Swim Team.
The Cavaliers won the Region Championship one week ago, and now send 14 male swimmers, along with 7 females, to the state championships this weekend. In the process, the JF Boys set a new school record in the 200 medley relay, a sign swimmers say they’re hungry for an even better performance at states this year. Senior Brendan Murray talked about the team’s progress, saying "Last state meet, we didn’t win a single individual event except..minus the relay. But we really worked together as a team, and combined all of our strengths together to form a giant force."
Senior Brian Grimmett agreed, saying the once the team started clicking, they’ve been focused on the title. "We want to win. We came into the (region) meet, we came in hot, and that’s what we’re going to have to do to have another repeat. We’re just gonna have to come in ‘ballin’ out’. And that’s really what it’s gonna take, we have to race 110 percent each time."