The San Joaquin Delta College men and women’s swimming team is heading to the Big 8 swimming championships on Thursday through Saturday.
The team has done well this season and doesn’t plan letting up after the Big 8.
“We should have five girl relays [and] we’re hoping for five guy relays as well,” said Michael Maroney, head coach.
The team needs a certain amount of points to qualify for the state meet that will be happening May 5-7.
Maroney, who is joined by Nathan LeRoy and Nate Varosh, believe that the team has a real shot at making it to the main competition.
“This is the first chance, since I’ve been here, that all the relays could have a realistic shot at making state,” said Maroney.
Sophomore Cassidy Waters, who recently accepted a scholarship to CSU East Bay, said that because of team unity and new talent, they have a chance at qualifying.
“We have a lot of new talent … everyone is just like working hard, it’s a good environment and just wants to do their best,” said Waters.
All coaches’ work together to create a collaborative environment that the team thrives off of.
“All four of us are a great team, and we all work well together,” said Varosh. “All of our weaknesses, someone else has a strength.”
With 25 freshman between the men’s and women’s teams combined, Delta’s future in June Ferguson’s pool looks promising for the upcoming season.