Major surges through the water


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Surging through the water : Senior Adam Major blazes through the water with his intense hustle. Adam went on to lead in this event.

Ella Goldman, Online Editor

Six swimmers step up onto the starting blocks. Standing with anticipation, they wait for the cue to take their mark. Finally, after what feels like forever, they grip onto the blocks, listen for the beep, and surge into the water. Soaring down lane three, senior Adam Major takes the lead.
Growing up in a sport-oriented family, Major has been swimming competitively for the past 13 years. Being on varsity since his freshman year, he excels in the 100-meter butterfly and 500-meter freestyle.
Uncommonly enough, during his senior night on April 1, Major combined these two events where he successfully swam butterfly during the 500m freestyle event, where he out-touched a swimmer and got fourth place.
“It was really difficult, but I was ready for it. I loved seeing everyone cheering me on at the end of the pool,” Major said.
During his senior season, Major was elected as co-captain of the swim team alongside Joshua Lee, Kayne Collins, and Corinne Loosbrock. As a captain, his duties include writing the line-up for swim meets, giving speeches, and coordinating with the coach.
“He’s an amazing person to co-captain with, as he is very reliable and always there to support his teammates,” Collins said.
In the next chapter of his life, Major will attend the University of South Florida where he will swim on their club team while he focuses on his major in biochemistry.
“On the pool deck and out, he’s extremely successful with everything that he does. He’s a great role model for everyone around him and is an inspiration,” coach Michelle Ford said.