KFSK student intern, Rosa Lopez, talked with coach, Andy Carlisle, about how the team looks right now.
Lopez: When did you start coaching the swim team for the Petersburg Vikings?
Carlisle: In 2008 (Seven Years)
Lopez: How long has the team been practicing this season
Carlisle: We started the first week of August. The fifth I think of August.
Lopez: About how many swimmers do you have on the swim team?
Carlisle: There’s only ten right now. There’s four girls and six boys.
Lopez: So can you tell us a little about the makeup of the team. You lost a lot of seniors last year, correct?
Carlisle: We did lose a lot of seniors and we don’t have the kind of big guns we had last year, but everybody’s working real hard and coming along. We’ll find out how we’re doing a little bit this weekend.
Lopez: So this weekend there’s a home meet. Are there any expectations you hope to accomplish?
Carlisle: Just to see how we’re doing and where our training is. Then we’ll go from there.
Lopez: Are there any particular events or swimmers that you’re looking forward to?
Carlisle: No, nothing in particular. Just everything in general.
Lopez: Do you have any long term goals for the season?
Carlisle: For this season, get as many people to stay as possible.
Lopez: OK, thank you.
The swim meet happens at the Community Pool this weekend. Competition starts at 5:30 p.m. today and at 11 a.m. Saturday.