Saints Swimming Continues Training In Not So Sunny Florida
BRADENTON, FLA. – While the Polar Vortex has drove most indoors this week, the Limestone men's and women's swim teams have not let the chilly conditions slow down their winter training in the not so sunny Sunshine State. The Saints swim programs have battled through the rough weather to try and get ready for their final push to the 2013-14 season.
Limestone made its way down to Bradenton, Fla. this past Sunday, January 5 not to vacation, but to train for the upcoming Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships. The swim teams often head down to Florida to train in the normally warm weather this time of year, but an unusual weather anomaly known as a polar vortex has made conditions a bit chillier this time.
While the wintery weather has dropped temperature into the lower 40s this week, the Limestone swim teams have continued their training at the outdoor pools in Bradenton. The teams have persevered while having two-a-day swim practices, which included a third lifting/dry land practice on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Their training also included a scrimmage against NCAA Division III member SUNY-New Paltz on Monday.
Limestone will return home this Sunday, January 12 and will get ready to face off against local Division I institution Gardner-Webb on Thursday, January 16 at the Timken Aquatic Center. The action is set to begin at 5 p.m., and will be broadcasted live on www.GoLimestoneSaints.com.