Sara Wagner hasn't been overly concerned whether or not she finishes among the top three competitors in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events. She also isn't that concerned about not having qualified for the upcoming district meet.
Instead when the swimming season officially ends for the Whitehall senior, Wagner will be concerned about missing her family away from home.
"It will be tough leaving here," she said. "We have been a tight-knit group, a true family. Sure, we have our fights and disagreements, but we all have been very supportive of each other over the years.
Four years ago, Rudy Romanyshyn joined the Whitehall High School swimming team as a way to get some exercise and get in shape.
Now, four year later, Romanyshyn is on the verge of becoming a district qualifier.
The senior has emerged among a budding group of male swimmers in the Zephyrs' program this winter. As a result, both the boy's and girls' programs have been raised their bars among their competitors in the Lehigh Valley Conference.
Whitehall head swimming coach Pete Rile believes both his girls' and boy's team can make an impact at the upcoming district meet as they both begin the latter parts of their season.
For the past few season, the girls' unit has been gaining momentum as a major threat in the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC). This season, they have battled some of the LVC's perennial power and gained and established a budding reputation.
This year, Whitehall's Jason Dziedzic will likely achieve Eagle Scout status, a lifetime achievement mark for a dedication of service for more than 10 years of involvement.
Every year, Dziedzic is active in a number of camp activities and other related ones to help other enjoy and grow in one of the legendary service organizations around.
Also this year, Dziedzic also has aspirations of qualifying for districts and placing among the top competitors in his divisions as a member of the Whitehall High swimming program.
When she was younger, Vicky Ceasar swam in organized programs as a complement to playing soccer. Over the years, her affection and interest in the sports reversed their roles as she began to spend more time in the pool rather than on the field.
In recent years, former teammate and graduate Allison Coe finally turned the tide toward swimming for the current Whitehall senior.
One of Brooke's Gilson's goals for the Whitehall swimming season is to get back to states for the third consecutive season, her last opportunity as she recently began her senior season.
Chances are and barring injury, Gilson will likely return later this winter. In the meantime, she plans to make the most of the season for herself and her Zephyr teammates.
With a solid core returning, Whitehall's girls' team should be a contender for the Lehigh Valley Conference crown.
This season, Whitehall head swimming coach Pete Rile will be experience a part of the present, and he will also have a good look at the future.
No, the veteran coach hasn't abandoned his pool-side manor for a fortune teller's role, but he does have a roster that can resemble the aspects of one. Rile began the 2012-13 season with nine seniors and 11 freshmen from his girls' squad of 25 swimmers.
With their momentum building in the postseason, Whitehall head girls soccer coach George Romano sees his team possibly in a better situation than they were last season.
The veteran coach's instincts appear to be more correct than in question. Comparable to last season, the Zephyrs have shaken a miscue in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoff and have emerged as a front-runner to make a return trip to Hershey in the upcoming weeks.
One more win.
That's can be the key to the Whitehall boys' soccer team season this week as the Zephyrs look to capture a possible district berth. Beginning Tuesday, they need to defeat either Nazareth or Parkland both on the road to achieve a top team priority this season.
"It has been our main goal coming into this season," said head coach Gus Garcia whose club began the week with an overall 8-7-1 mark in quest of capturing club's a district playoff spot. "We have been working hard to get there.
It wasn't the kind of "second season" Whitehall head coach George Romano exactly had in mind.
After his team dropped its first game of the season in a 1-0 defeat to Allentown Central Catholic that snapped a 10-game opening-season winning streak last Thursday, Romano decided to begin a "second season" in which his team could possibly begin another winning streak en route back to another invitational to the state title game later this fall.