This college’s swim team had its first meet on Saturday, October 1, against the Iowa Lakes team.
They left no chance to the opponent; they won the meet with a lead of more than 80 points.
Certainly, the opposing team had fewer swimmers than Iowa Central, but the number of points collected by Iowa Central shows that they are ready to face the big teams.
The most impressive strokes were the 200 yards freestyle by swimmer Luis de Oliveira in 1:41:79, which is only two seconds slower than the college record, with this time he is the 7th best swimmer in Iowa. But his goals for this season are much higher.
The 200-yard Individual medley almost beat the college record by 3 seconds with Kervens Warnon in the backstroke, Pedro Pablo Aragón in the butterfly, Zuiko Arita in the breaststroke, and Canyon Jones in the freestyle.
Finally, we must mention the Japanese swimmer Zuiko Arita who made 55.81 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke, which is only 1 second slower than the college record (54.44).
With so much diversity and nationality in this team, the chances of doing something great are real. We have about ten international swimmers from Brazil, France, Egypt, Guatemala, Mexico, Japan, Belgium, South Africa, Uganda, Costa Rica, and Macedonia. With all these different nationalities, that can only be a good thing for this team. Their next meet is in South Dakota (SDSU) on October 15; this team is in NCAA D1. I wish them good luck in shining there.