TELL CITY — The Tell City swimming team is coming together this year with a young roster and mindset bigger than themselves, as they set their sights on the postseason.

According to head coach Stacy Marion, working hard and being team-first have been keys to how Tell City has performed this season. For example, Tell City is finding success through relays and first-year swimmers stepping up.

“Our first-year high school swimmers are doing a great job filling in some of the gaps,” Marion said. “Briley Applegate, MacKenzie Straneva, Lachlan Russell, and Lexi Lain are doing great in the sprint freestyle events.”

However, the returnees for Tell City have not been afraid to get out of their comfort zone. Instead of just going back to what they did last year, many of their returnees are in different events. Alden Marion, Alex Mattingly, Luke Sanders, Isaac Moore, Lexi Schaefer and Amara Combs are among the returnees.

Marion said, “I think the team’s well-roundedness, combined with the leadership of returning swimmers, will lead to success in the postseason.”

Gabrielle Ettensohn, Anna Armstrong, Emma Hollinden, Kiara Bundy, Shelby Davis, Felicity Dixon, Haley Mechels, Emilie Roll, Kalisha Wright, Evan Hagedorn, and Lachlan Russell, are among those athletes, according to Marion, who are leading into success on and off the pool.

“This group is very team oriented. They care about their teammates. I think that is why we have done so well in our relays throughout the season and I think that will help us finish strong.”

What is also helping Tell City feel good about where they are is the teams they have matched up against. Over their recent meets, this team has faced Heritage Hills, South Spencer, Bedford North Lawrence, and Mater Dei. Marion wants to use the schedule to maximize how they want their strategy to be for placing swimmers in events.

“We have competed against most of the teams we will face in conference and sectionals. That helps us see what else is out there and hopefully, will help us place our athletes in the events they have the chance to be the most successful in.”