Friday, September 28, 2012

Swim team doubles in size

Swim Team Coach Carson Glasscock was very pleased with the level of participation from students at St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman.  Glasscock, who has coached the team for the past four years, encouraged all students to consider being part of the team especially if they have previously participated in competitive swimming.

“Swimming is one sport where students can compete individually or with a team, and it requires hard work and dedication.  We have an excellent program in place and want to encourage as much participation as possible,” Glasscock said.  

Team members practice three days per week from 3:45 – 5:15 pm, and must be registered with the USA Swimming and Cullman Swim Association. “We have a bus which leaves the quad at 3:30 p.m. after school to transport students across town to the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center (CWAC) for practice,” Glasscock continued.

Members of the SBPS Swim Team pay as much as $120 in fees which include the USA Swimming Association as well as use of the CWAC.

Representing the girls is Sarah Peel, who earned the Alabama State Champion title this past summer in the Age 11-12 girls breaststroke.  She is joined by Torey Badar, and returning team member, Morgan Matz.

Bennett Glasscock, who received All- State honors in the backstroke, and Sean Moriarty will be leading the boys division.  These two AHSAA State qualifiers are joined by returning team member John Paul Stolz, and newcomers Nathan Giffen, Keagan Meagher, and David Schartung.

“I am excited to see the participation, and look forward to competition.  Hopefully we will be showcasing our first relay team in the boys division,” Glasscock said.  

The St. Bernard Swim Team will travel to Madison, Alabama on October 1, 2012 to participate in the James Clemens Invitational. For more information on meet schedules, visit

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