During athletic events and tournaments, College Park fans pack into the stands and get ready to cheer on the Cavs to a victorious win. Little do they know that down on the field a group of talented students are preparing for their prospective futures as sports trainers.
The College Park Sports Medicine Program is run by head trainer, Jason McDonald and consists of 26 skillful students. These individuals spend class time, afternoons, and weekends learning skills about the sports medicine profession. Students get the opportunity to learn about wound care, emergency awareness, and CPR while applying these skills to real situations in a variety of sports.
The College Park varsity swim team competed in the District 13-6A competition on Saturday. Both the boys and girls teams came in 2nd place in the district and fell short to The Woodlands.
The team had finalists in the 100 Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle, along with the 50 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 200 IM, 500 Freestyle, IM Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, and 400 Freestyle Relay.
The swimmers that qualified were Abram Allen, Kaylee Cole, Nate Cunningham, Corry Dautrich, Ryanne Fancher, David Halmy, Isabelle Irani, Julianna Lopez, Abigail Monson, Brady Monson, Max Oberg, Evan Rees, Ryan Sen, Jason Sharer, Lauren Taylor, Morgan Wasik, and Ethan Yu. They will compete at the Region lV-6A Competition on January 31st. The team will swim against some of the best athletes in the area and look to bring back regional titles to College Park.