By Olivia Foster
As the year comes to an end, students in weights classes held during first, second, third, fourth, and seventh hours are testing their max to compare them to the beginning and middle of this year. Mr. Swearingen teaches the first hour class, athletic weights. Mr. Solano teaches the other classes which are strength and conditioning.What was your favorite memory this year? Solano: Finally getting back to normal and getting to a somewhat normal after three years. Swearingen: Probably making it to the playoffs in football because we haven’t done that in a while, weights help contribute to building up their strength to win games.
What made you become a weights teacher and athletic coach? How long and have you been teaching or coaching?
Solano: I’ve always been in sports. Weights are my therapy and a passion. It’s a good way for me to relax. I also like helping students find their passion in it. I’ve been teaching since 2006, I even had my own business before COVID-19 hit.
Swearingen: I’ve been a coach for 30 years all in various places. I’ve liked the sports and the challenges they had behind them. Plus working with the student-athletes to achieve their goals is rewarding.
Wed like to give a big thanks to Mr. Solano and Mr. Swearingen for everything they’ve done. Wed also like to congratulate all the students who have grown over the year and bear their max.