By Carey Phillips


Smoky Mountain’s swim team is scheduled to open practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The first meet is planned for Nov. 19 at Roberson.

Messages for Coach Dean Haney had not been returned by the Herald sports deadline.

Junior Charlee Haney won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke in last year’s Mountain Six Conference Meet.

Senior Becky Pechmann won the 100 free.

Also winning was the 200 free relay team, which included Pechmann, Charlee Haney, and sophomores Emilia Haney and Georgie Schwienler.

Those swimmers competed in the women’s regionals last year as did junior Annabelle Henry.

Junior Joseph Judson competed in the men’s regionals.

The schedule is as follows:

Nov. 19 – at Roberson; 23 – at Franklin; 26 – at Tuscola.

Dec. 7 – at Murphy; 14 – at Tuscola; 20 – at Reynolds.

Jan. 7 – at Haywood Fitness Center (hosted by SM); 11 – at Franklin; 17 – Mountain Six Conference Meet at Waynesville Recreation Center.