Sydney McGinn

Boys’ Swim and Dive

Captains/leaders: Jonathan Chambers, Adi Ambalam and Kevin Kong.

What are your goals for the season?

Kevin Kong: “For swim team, sections is very important to us. We have won sections for the past six years. We also want to get some state cut times so that we can qualify for state. For the season, we want to start out really fast and win all of our meets.”

Jonathan Chambers: “We are going to try to win sections again. If we win this year, it will be our seventh time in a row. Even though our team is smaller compared to other teams, our team has a really strong work ethic and a determination to win, regardless of the circumstances.”

Abi Ambalam: “Just try to better ourselves as a swim team and have a good work ethic.”

How will this season/team compare to last year’s?

Kevin Kong: “We have really young and fast swimmers on our team and that will bring in new energy. The environment in the pool will be different and that’s really important. Last year, we had a few really good swimmers and we’re going to miss them. Hopefully people will step up and train their hardest.”

Jonathan Chambers: “We definitely lost a lot of senior talent last year, but this year, we have a lot of underclassmen that are very talented. They will definitely be filling in the shoes of what has been left behind.” 

What is your mentality going into the season?

Kevin Kong: “Just keep working. You can see your times, and they aren’t always going to drop. I just want to improve, ignore the bad stuff and keep going.”

Jonathan Chambers: “Giving one hundred percent no matter what we are doing. Even in practice, I don’t want to slack off or take it easy.”

Abi Ambalam: “I’m really excited because this is our senior year. I want to make this our best year. I want to make it enjoyable for everyone, and make sure that everyone is trying hard and giving one hundred percent.”

Who do you think will be your toughest matchup or hardest game/meet?

Kevin Kong: “Rosemount.”

Jonathan Chambers: “Rosemount or Shakopee.”

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