Emily Masse and Katie Kneeland are the captains of the RMHS girls swim team for the 2019 season, and they recently wrapped up a career that has included multiple league and state championships.
Emily and Katie both found their love for swimming at a young age, Emily started swimming when she was only five at Meadowbrook Country Club and Katie began swimming when she was nine at the YMCA. Emily and Katie agree that they get their motivation and dedication from the desire to see the whole team succeed. They both value the friendships they have made.
Emily and Katie also agreed that their favorite part about swimming is the friendships they have made throughout their time swimming.
For Katie her favorite memory from the last four years swimming with the RMHS swim team was during her freshman year when the team won states. Emily’s favorite memory from the last four years swimming with the RMHS swim team was also freshman year when the team won states, but more specifically swimming the 21M during that meet.
Being a captain on a sports team is a major responsibility, but the experience is also a rewarding one. According to Katie and Emily the best part about being a captain is being looked up to and getting to be a leader. Being a captain has taught Emily how to lead a group and it has taught Katie about finding a medium between fun and discipline.
In regards to next year’s captains, Emily’s advice is to understand it’s not always easy to include everyone in the process and to always be respectful of your co captain and Katie’s advice is to stay organized and to enjoy it. Both Emily and Katie currently plan to swim in college.