Swim and Dive Season


Happy 2023, everyone! Time to start the new semester off with a fresh start. This month brings new beginnings. We have officially started our swim and dive season here at Porterville High School and are looking for students interested in joining our aquatics team. Students must have their physical and student ID ready to participate. 

Our aquatics team is a good way to really put yourself out there. Joining our swim and dive team can bring many amazing things, such as new bonds with teammates you could become really close with, more patches for your letterman, and a better high school experience. Many people are interested in swim and dive more than you think because it’s not just about swimming back and forth in a pool and diving off a diving board. During swim meets, you will have all your teammates there cheering you on and supporting you while you compete. Swim and dive meets are about more than just beating the other competitors. It’s also about improving your skills and bettering yourself. Swimmers will have options on which stroke they will be performing: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly.

Did you know? 

When you do swimming sprints, you increase your cardiovascular fitness, which builds up your agility, and children who learn to swim tend to develop fine and gross motor skills faster than their non-swimming peers. Swimming uses the entire body, so it’s a great activity to help individuals with coordination. 

Swimmers who swim freestyle and backstroke burn up to 588 calories per race, breaststrokers burn about 840 calories per race, and butterfliers burn up to 921 calories per race. Divers burn roughly 115 calories per hour. 

Helps Improve:

  • Strength
  • Cognition
  • Confidence
  • Social Skills
  • Sleep And Appetite

Being involved in school sports and activities improves your high school experience, so if you aren’t participating in any winter sports and would like to join a spring sport, you should consider diving and swimming.