“She’s a heck of an athlete,” said Hawkins of Schroeder.
Four freshmen look to aid Greensburg’s depth.
“We have some really strong, younger girls in the program,” he said.
Kara Niles will swim butterfly and sprint freestyle.
“She enjoys swimming,” said Hawkins of Niles, the younger sister of sophomore Brady Niles.
McKinley Bottoms will swim backstroke and freestyle. Freshman Emily Eberhardt is breaststroke specialist. Emma Overmyer, a soccer player and first-year swimmer, will swim freestyle.
Hawkins said Greensburg is striving to build swimmers’ versatility, a trait that will benefit the team long term.
“One thing we’re trying to accomplish is being proficient at all four strokes,” he said.
By the time the waves in the pool calm and the water settles, the swimmers might see their names on the record boards. Hawkins believes all but three records will be broken.
School records, though, will matter little to opposing teams as soon as the Pirates take their lane assignments against competing schools. It all begins tomorrow night against Shelbyville.
“Thursday will be indicative of how it’s going to go,” said Hawkins.
Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.