Oakbrook Prep's Bryce Glenn named Herald-Journal/GoUpstate Swimmer of the Year
By Jed Blackwell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryce Glenn knew that his senior season as a swimmer at Oakbrook Prep could be a special one.
The Knights, two-time defending SCISA 2A state champions, returned a stellar group of swimmers, including Glenn. Hopes were high, and the Knights didn’t disappoint.
“This season we only lost one senior, so we came back looking strong,” he said. “We just needed to put in the work to make it happen again. This is our third year in a row, and it got tough over the course of the year, but I didn’t expect anything less from the team.”
Glenn helped bring home Oakbrook’s third straight title with individual finishes of first and second place, along with one first and one second in relays. His performance has earned Herald-Journal/GoUpstate Boys Swimmer of the Year honors.
Glenn said one of the good things about the Knights rise as a program is their frequent battles and friendly rivalry with Spartanburg Day School.
“It’s really cool,” he said. “There’s always a good, friendly competition between us and the Day School, and they’re our biggest competition. The past three years we’ve pulled it out, but it’s always really cool and there’s a great competition there between us.”
Glenn has stepped up his level of competition as well, turning to swimming year-round.
“A few years ago I started swimming all year, because I was better at it than other sports,” he said. “This season I didn’t treat it every differently. I just went in with the same idea of wanting to win again.”