Instead of focusing on how the 2020-21 boys’ swimming season has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic and the things taken away in a shortened campaign without sectionals or a state championship meet, Bryce Henkel and Brayden Henkel are solely immersed in what they can do for Albany Academy.
Saturday, the Cadets will compete in their final dual meet of the season against Canajoharie. Each school will swim in its own pool without fans and combine results as part of coronavirus protocols. The Henkel brothers are two of the top swimmers in Section II and easily could have focused on their individual events, but they will not. Bryce Henkel, a senior ranked in the top seven in five individual events in the state, and Brayden Henkel, a winner of four sectional titles as a freshman, instead will pour their efforts Saturday into a trio of relay events.