Swimmer completes breakthrough season

Jessica Klarman

In a pool full of swimmers, freshman Tate Bacon enjoyed a stand-out debut season.
Bacon enjoys the challenge and “the friendly competition, and I am friends with most of my competitors.”
With his first season concluded, he can boast about being a part of two conference championships: the 100 butterfly as an individual and as member of the 200 free relay team.
Bacon recalls the support he brought to the team and to his partners in the relay.
“I bring fast time and good mental support,” Bacon said.
As swimming in the future is a plan for Bacon, he has one goal in mind.
“I want to get as many points as possible for my team,” Bacon said.
Of his many events, one stands out as Bacon’s favorite.
“100 fly because I like how hard it is, and I’m good at it.”
Many emotions went through Bacon’s head when being called for conference champion in the 100m fly.
Bacon said, “I was excited and happy.”
Looking ahead to the 2019-20 season, coach Justin Richards looks forward to Bacon’s development as a team leader.
Richards said, “he is an awesome competitor and even better teammate. I look forward to seeing his career unfold.”