Lynx’s teammates Joe Scribner and Victor Mahnke have very tight
time schedules during the competitive swim season. A full course of
swim practice, dry land workouts, team meetings, travel, classes and
homework all add up to a great deal of stress in a week. A
student-athlete quickly learns to become an efficient time manager
or they end up overloaded and living on campus under a lot of
pressure. However for these teammates making time to fit two or
three extra hours a week at the pool teaching local children to swim
adds value to their college experience.
“Working with these kids was a
surprising stress relieving experience.” -Joseph Scribner,
“The kids provided a huge impact on my day, they were ready to
go, wanting to improve and get better every day,” said returning
freshmen Mahnke. Giving back to the community and being able to
share your love of the water with others eager to learn is a gift by
itself. The demand for swimming lessons has increased in the
community and these Lynx swimmers responded by adding swim lessons
to their schedules.
Joe Scribner, a graduating sophomore added, “It was awesome seeing
how the kids could improve themselves every day.” Scribner has the
added pressure of applying to other colleges to pursue his education
in athletic science.
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“This brought joy to me
Victor Mahnke, Lynx Swimmer
Learning to swim is a life skill many of us can take for granted.
These two young men are giving back with the hopes that someday
these youngsters will enjoy competitive swimming like they do – and
if they do not that is okay too just as long as they keep learning
and stay safe in and around the water.
[Text received; JEFF NELSON, LINCOLN