Every year during winter break, the Logger men’s and women’s swim teams embark on an annual training trip. Every four years, the trip takes them to paradise.
The weeklong excursion to Honolulu is an opportunity for the swim team to experience the spirit of aloha while they practice in training pools and in the open water. Far from a vacation, the trip is a great way for the team to stay in shape over the holiday. Team members practice twice daily, and strength training is added to the routine every other day.
“This year, we practiced in the mornings at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, where I studied as an undergrad,” explains Logger swimming Head Coach Chris Myhre. “But we were also fortunate to have a connection at Punahou [a K-12 college preparatory school in Honolulu], where we practiced most often in the evenings.”
Dylan Reimers ’20—a double major in economics and environmental policy and decision making, and one of two men’s team captains—echoes the need to train over winter break. “If you stay out of the water too long,” he says, “you’ll start to get out of shape very fast.”