Gettysburg athletic director Casey Thurston didn’t have the prospect of adding a diving program on her radar.
On a night when a number of athletes came in feeling less than 100 percent, the Gettysburg swim team was no match for South Western.
When she spoke prior to the start of the 2021 YAIAA swim season, Gettysburg head coach Amanda Turner wasn’t even sure whether her swimmers would get the chance to compete amid rising COVID-19 concerns.
The Gettysburg High School swim team is just over two weeks away from its season-opening meet against Spring Grove on Dec. 22.
With the PIAA announcing on Wednesday that it plans to proceed as scheduled with the winter sports season, athletic directors from across the area are preparing to deal with a unique set of challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.