Ben Allen wasn’t nervous for his first varsity swim meet. Nor was he scared.
Allen, however, did feel pretty fast.
In a race where nothing mattered beyond the bravery of the athlete and the grins that followed, Allen, a special-needs junior at Chatfield, swam the 50-yard freestyle March 12 for the Chargers. Not the Chatfield Unified team, mind you, which Allen competes for in basketball, but the full varsity.
“I probably did pretty good,” Allen said at the Ridge. “I broke a 56.”