But it wasn't as bad as they expected it to be. Their neighbors didn't evacuate either, and they are sharing their generator to help keep refrigerators going and cell phones charged.

We just have to absorb the costs, ... It's not a good thing.

Because of the petroleum, they are up a little bit.

We have 12 seniors, 15 juniors and 20 sophomores, so we're very balanced. We also have good leadership. Now we have to get all 65 girls on the same page, which will be a lot of work for the captains.

There has been a little bit of a spike and I think things will smooth out in a few weeks or so.

But it wasn't as bad as they expected it to be.

I can't think of an event Kelsey won't swim. She's versatile and talented.

I'm always a little skeptical before our first dual meet of the season because you never know what to expect. But I thought that, by and large, the girls swam well. We still have a few problems that we need to address, but all in all I was pleased with the effort.

We have a very good group of seniors this year.