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When the holiday season comes around, most people aren’t inclined to celebrate by jumping in a pool. However, that is exactly what the swim team did on December 2nd.

The STE Holiday Swim Meet was held at the University of Houston Natatorium, with many houston private schools in attendance. This meet was different than a standard competitive meet. All of the swimmer events were relays, with some of them even being made up for the meet. Boys and girls were able to swim together as well, and the primary purpose of the meet was to give the swimmers some competition experience and have fun while they were doing it.

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Having joined the swim team in his senior year, Alexander Halsey was experiencing the holiday meet for the first time.

“It was kind of funny because Mr. Ramsey picked up a microphone and started singing Christmas Carols. The microphone did not suit his range but he actually got some people to start singing,” he said.

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Even with the holiday theme, there was no shortage of swimming, as Micah Legaspi, a senior and one of the team captains, pointed out.

“It was our longest meet yet with a total of 5 hours. I swam the most events that I ever swam at a swim meet,” Micah said.

Behind the scenes at the meet were several STE parents and contributors who worked from start to finish organizing and making sure things were ready. Their efforts made the meet run smoothly, and made a successful day for all the swimmers that participated.

All photo credit to Patrick Close ’20

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