After about two months out of the pool, a 5 a.m. wake up call is nothing for the CCA Marlins. â€œSwimmers are like getting fish out of the water, its just not possible,â€ head coach Amina Serir said.
The year-round swim club is one of the first teams to get back in the water since the Coronavirus pandemic.
â€œSwimming just makes me happy, to get back in for an hour or fifty minutes at four in the morning, itâ€™s great,â€ Lord Botetourt senior Miranda Kirtley said.
However, summer swimming through the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association is a different story.
â€œI know RVAA as a league decided back in May that we were not going to host a formal swim season,â€ RVAA board member Shannon Hoopes said.
Instead, they left it up to their member pools to decide if they wanted to have an independent season.