Omaha North High’s boys’ swim team places first at OPS invite

Anne Rogers, Managing Editor

Omaha North High’s swim season began on November 16th, and both the girl’s and boy’s teams are exceeding expectations. Despite complications from COVID-19 restrictions and small teams, the team members have consistently won or placed in their invites and duals. 

“This season has gone extremely well for the team,” said Caiden Williams, 11. “The girls’ team only has 5 swimmers, yet they continue to exceed expectations and beat teams with almost thirty girls and place third at most meets. The boys’ team won all but one of our meets and beat all other OPS boy’s teams at the OPS invite to become the best boys’ swim team in OPS.” 

Williams has been swimming for five years, and this is his third year swimming at North. 

“Personally, my season is going pretty well. I’ve either won or placed second in my main event, the 100 fly, and the A relays that I’m on usually  get first,” said Williams. 

North’s swim team practices every weekday, competes in invites on Saturdays and competes in at least one dual during the week. 

“My hope for this season is to place in the top eight at both the Metro Conference championships for the 100 fly and in the 200 free relay,” said Williams. “Next year, I hope to get top three at state for my individual event, and have our relays go as far as they can at state as well.”