Swim and dive team bleaches hair for State

Lydia Urice

Senior Dani Llompart and freshman Ryan DeMargel disagree on the outcome of bleaching their hair. Photo by Lydia Urice

Men’s swim and dive will compete at State this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at St. Peters Rec Complex.

There, the team will compete in 10 swimming events and three diving events.

In anticipation of the meet, the team got together at junior Calum and sophomore Emmett Shank’s house for team bonding. This bonding was different from their usual team dinner before meets.

“[Everyone] competing or [attending as] alternates at the state meet, bleached their hair,” senior Dominic Lee said.

“We put bleach in it. Then we washed it out and put purple shampoo in it. Then we repeated it a few times,” freshman Ryan DeMargel said.

The result was met with mixed feelings.

“Bad, bad, because I look like I’m Irish,” senior Dani Llompart said.

My hair’s not that bad because it was already light before so I don’t mind it. My hair barely changed,” DeMargel said.

“It makes me really excited for state. It’s also pretty funny to look at all of us when we’re together,” Lee said.

“Honestly my thoughts change every minute but it shows how close the team is,” junior Calum Shank said.

“We did it to bring the team closer but also to look cool at state. I’m pretty happy about it and how it turned out,” senior Bennet Loving said.

Their coach, Evyn Spencer is a fan.
“I love their bleached hair. It’s great team bonding, really fun. Their reactions were funny. I’m excited to see how it grows out,” Spencer said.


Lydia Urice – Editor in Chief

This will be Lydia Urice’s third year on ECHO staff. She made several contributions while taking journalism class her freshman year. She was Podcast Editor for her first year on staff, and Junior Editor her second year.

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