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Members of the HCHS swim team are, from left, first row, Hannah Bush, Andrew Roberts and Lilian Zhang. Second row, John Taylor, Dalton Womble and Jack Carr. Third row, Blair Cole, Maddie Freshour, Leo Noblin, Jillian Howerton, Shea Carey and Maci Henderson. Fourth row, Zoe Talley, Anna Lewis, Jamie Shelton, Jackson Dunavant, Skylar Hopkins and Will Abdi. Fifth row, Zack Perkins, Kimberly Cole, Sydney Wallace, Nick Carey, Jessica Watts, Malory Fisher, Carey Cole and Izzie Rosche. Sixth row, Grace Abdi, Mindy Williamson, Cori Neal, Grant Nichols, Mollie Slate, John Conner, Keeley Nelson and Calli Neal. Not pictured, Andrew Cole and Ainsley Gasperini. / November 27, 2017

Comet swimming has produced some memorable accomplishments in recent seasons.

The Comets have seen a bunch of swimmers post improved times and overall personal bests.

Halifax County High School swimming has also seen considerable team success in recent seasons.

Nothing has changed as coach Sean Torian and a hardy group of Halifax swimmers.

“We have high expectations for our swim team this year. For the last four seasons we are undefeated during the regular season,” said Torian.

“We are looking at our returning senior and juniors to lead the way. We are really strong in the female side, having 23 female swimmers. Our challenge will definitely be in the male portion of a meet. We have some strong competitors on both sides, but our numbers are lacking in the male sector,” said Torian

Some of the high total point producers from last year that the coaching staff has high expectations for include female athletes Keeley Nelson, Izzie Rosche, Maci Henderson, Kimberly Cole, Grace Abdi, Calli Neal, Cori Neal, and Jessica Watts.

The leading male point producers include Nick Carey, Zac Perkins, Grant Nichols, and John Conner.

“Our team is going to have to have others step up to the challenge of taking on different events that they have not competing in before. We are expecting Nick Carey, Izzie Rosche, Maci Henderson and, Shea Carey to help out in all strokes: fly, breast, or back, some times there will be four in one event. They are all swimming hard, we have moved some swimmers to different events already trying to prepare them for our first meet,” said Torian.

“As a team we have talked about our season goal, we want to keep the streak going. Its definitely going to be tough since we have small numbers on the male side, but that’s a challenge we accept,” said Torian.

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