Kate Steiner’s Diving Career Cut Short Due To Hearing Condition

Savannah Abshire | Sports Editor Senior Kate Steiner has always been hard of hearing. She has to keep closed captioning turned on. Sometimes she talks loud. It wasn’t until last spring, however, that an MRI scan revealed Steiner would have to choose between the sport she loves and potential hearing loss. Steiner, who has been a varsity diver on Avon’s swim and dive team since … Continue reading Kate Steiner’s Diving Career Cut Short Due To Hearing Condition

Elliot Cooper Breaks Record in Comeback Season

Savannah Abshire | Reporter Senior Elliot Cooper’s life was changed in many ways last summer when he was told he would need surgery to correct the 45 degree and 55 degree in his spine. Cooper, a swimmer of 10 years, was devastated by the news. “It felt terrible. I felt like there would be no way I could ever swim in college and even qualify … Continue reading Elliot Cooper Breaks Record in Comeback Season

Gallery: Q&A With Avon Swim and Dive Seniors

By Savannah Abshire | Reporter Elliot Cooper Q: How long have you been swimming? A: Ten years. Q: What is your favorite memory from swimming and diving? A: My favorite memory would be pointing at Austin when the whole team was huddled up in a circle. We thought it was the funniest thing and ever because it was so dumb. That’s the hardest I have … Continue reading Gallery: Q&A With Avon Swim and Dive Seniors

Swimming and Diving Hope For Successful Rest of Season

By Mira Branham | Reporter The powerful, steady strokes of muscled arms. The rhythmic thumps of diving boards. The refreshing splash of water. Swimming and Diving season has begun. With four meets already under their swim caps, both teams are deep into the season of tiring early-morning practices and competition schedules. How do they stay in such good spirits? Senior Victoria Wendt said positivity is … Continue reading Swimming and Diving Hope For Successful Rest of Season