Women's Swim/Dive Update: Erin Himes

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The women's swimming and diving team has been at it for nearly a month, and senior Erin Himes provides the following update from the pool. The Waves begin the season with a home meet against San Diego State on Thursday, October 6.

Erin  Himes

Finishing our fourth week of practice, the exhaustion of getting back into shape is setting in for all of us. It's getting harder and harder to wake up and get to the pool everyday as workouts begin to get more difficult. However, the beginning of this season has been the most productive and fun start to a season yet.

Being a senior, I've watched this team change and grow dramatically over the past four years. Only a month into this year, I have never been so impressed with the effort of an entire group in practice every day. We're accomplishing so much in the pool for this time of year and I'm really excited to watch us get better over the next few weeks and throughout the entire season.

With the addition of 13 freshmen, the thing I am looking forward to the most is getting to know the entire team better. Traveling brings us closer and I can't wait to compete and bond with all of the girls on the team. All of my favorite memories of college swimming have been traveling to meets with my team. When our relationships are tighter, we do better in the pool, too.

It's easy to become negative when practices get tougher, but I think we're all feeling really grateful for the opportunities that we have here to grow as athletes and people. Our program thrives on positivity, and cultivating this environment is crucial to our success as a team and individuals. It's going to be a really fun year and I cannot wait to see how much this team can achieve over the next few months.

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Great insight from a team member and Senior. She sees the changing dynamics over her years swimming for Pepperdine. Love the style and can't wait for her insights into differences of team practices. Will be interesting following the team at meets
To. See results. Good luck and success this season.

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