It’s been a month since the Kodiak High School swimming and diving team competed at home.
The team opened the season against Homer on Aug. 25 at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool and have had a string of away meets since than.
With an open date on the schedule, coach John Lindquist decided to organize a blue and gold meet for this Saturday at 10 a.m.
Lindquist said the meet will be the real deal as Kodiak will be split into two teams and officials will be on hand.
Assistant coaches Maggie Rocheleau and Nathan Rose — head coaches in grooming — are being tasked to set the lineups for the meet.
“I think they have a couple of bets going,” Lindquist said. “I’m letting them do it so they learn how to write a lineup and what they have to do.”
It takes skill and time to build a swimming lineup. Lindquist said it usually takes him three hours to create a lineup. The most difficult part of the task is figuring out the three relays.
“I play around with a lot of stuff and I want to see kids do certain things,” he said.
This weekend is a warmup for next week’s marquee event when Kodiak hosts Dimond on Friday and Saturday at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool.
Last year, the Kodiak boys won the state title, snapping Dimond’s seven year streak of being on top. The Lynx finished second.
The Dimond girls have won the past two state titles.