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Students dive into Crusaders swimming program


The Crusaders swimming team this year trains at  Get Fit Athletic Club, located just minutes from Scecina at Washington Street and Shadeland Avenue

By Cari Gallagher '93, Athletics Assistant

Being a competitive swimmer at a school without a pool is like being a fish out of water. When it comes to practice, Scecina’s swimmers spend the season living by the Scecina motto of “giving that little extra,” and following in the footsteps of school namesake Father Tom to go above and beyond. The swimmers have to commit to dry-land training and driving to off-site practices in order to dedicate themselves to a sport they love.

Scecina’s competitive swimming program provides yet another opportunity for students. Through a partnership with fellow Indiana Crossroads Conference School, Beech Grove, the Crusaders were able to practice at the Hornets’ pool. Although the accommodations were suitable, the practice schedule of 7-9 p.m. proved difficult for students and their families.


To make the program more convenient for the athletes, Scecina Athletic Director Jason Kehrer moved the training site closer to campus. The team now works out at Get Fit Athletic Club, located just minutes from Scecina at Washington Street and Shadeland Avenue. The timeframe is better suited to student-athletes as well, with practices concluding by 7 p.m. to allow time for homework and other activities.

The swimming team also has a new head coach, Gregory Wise. Coach Wise is a former college swimmer, representing the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2008-20012. He remained at U.W.M. for another two years as a swimming coach, and has more than 12 years of coaching experience at the introductory, high school, and college levels.

Coach Wise is excited about his inaugural season at Scecina. ““They are a fun and energetic group,” he says, “They have an obvious enjoyment for the water.”

The efforts of the team to “Give That Little Extra” have produced good results this season. Many swimmers have improved in their events, and recorded personal best times. Sophomore Michaela Lindsey, who began swimming at the age of 6, especially has excelled. She finished fifth overall in the 100-meter freestyle event at the All-City Swim Meet. She also broke two longstanding school records.

“Swimming at Scecina has given me the opportunity to develop as a leader by being a captain for the team,” Michaela says. “This opportunity has had a positive effect on my high school career. I am able to experience the good times and the struggles with my teammates. It all makes me a better student-athlete.”

Coach Wise feels lucky to have Michaela on the roster.

“It was apparent from the beginning of the season that Michaela possessed an unrivaled commitment to the team and the sport, as well as leadership qualities which she has further developed as team captain this year,” he says. 

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