“Around here they’re definitely #1 and 2 in the area," said head Glendale head coach Steve Boyce.
As so often happens with twins, these two developed a natural rivalry.
“We’ve always been real competitive.”
“In practice we push each other every single day.”
“Those are two good rivals. They both want to go fast and they want to win.”
They may both have the same goal in mind, but they’re also very different.
“Luke’s a little quieter, a little more of a leader in the water. Jack’s a little louder, a little crazier.”
“I like to talk a lot but that’s alright. He’s conservative sometimes but he’s just as loud when he wants to be.”
Luke and Jack also swim different events, with Luke swimming the 200 and 100 free while Jack focuses on the 50 free and 100 yard backstroke.
“Most meets we divvy up our races so we don’t have to race each other a whole lot.”
“Here in high school we like to mix it up. He swims other ones so we can score more points.”
And that strategy is working out. At last week’s SW MO swim championships, the brothers combined to win four individual events and two relays. They may both compete hard against each other, but bottom line they’re brother. And that’s the most important thing.
“Having a twin brother is great. It’s great having someone there that knows what you’re going through.”
“He’s a great critic. He watches my swims all the time. He’s just like another coach except he’s my brother.”
“They really support each other and help each other, cheer each the other on. It’s a lot of fun to watch.”
Glendale seniors Luke and Jack Snow are this week’s Arby’s High School Athletes of the Week.