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Swimmers end season on state podium

Swimmers end season on state podium

Kirby Goodman
March 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Four Park swimmers competed in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Swimming and Diving state championships March 3 and 4 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The results from the competition’s finals are below: 200-yard medley relay: Senior Nils Rykken, senior Nate ...

Four Park swimmers qualify for State

Four Park swimmers qualify for State

Kirby Goodman
February 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

When goal-setting for his second career State meet, senior captain Nils Rykken said enjoying his last experience is a high school swimmer is his main aim. “For me, the main goal is just to have fun because this is my last time around,” Rykken said. “I want to remember this.” According...

Swimmers make Section finals

Swimmers make Section finals

Kirby Goodman
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Three Park relay teams and nine individuals qualified for Section finals Feb. 23. Section finals take place 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Art Downy Aquatic Center in Edina. Relay team qualifiers: 200 medley relay placed third with a time of 1:43.62, including freshman Will Schwietering, freshman Will Matth...

Boys’ swim team prepares to compete in Section finals

Boys’ swim team prepares to compete in Section finals

Yonah Davis
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

After weeks of practice, the boys’ swim team feels excited to compete in Section finals. There are two days of competition at Sections, according to coach Amanda Forsberg. On Thursday, the first day, all swimmers compete and on Saturday the top 16 swimmers have a chance to compete. “Day on...

Boys’ swim team prepares for section finals

Boys’ swim team prepares for section finals

Yonah Davis
February 13, 2017
Filed under Winter sports

When senior swim team captain Nils Rykken prepares to taper, he looks forward to taking a break from intense swim practice. “It’s always nice because it's much less difficult than the rest of the season, so people usually like it more,” Rykken said. Boys’ swim coach Joe Yeager said tapers ...

Meet the boys’ swimming captains

Meet the boys’ swimming captains

Dani Orloff and Atticus Raasch
November 27, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Senior Nils Rykken How long have you been swimming? I’ve been swimming for around 10 years. How did you start? When I was young, my parents enrolled me in Foss Swim School and I did that for a couple years. Eventually I moved to a club team. Why do you swim now? Whenever you do well, th...

Boys’ swimming begins captains’ practice without pool

Boys’ swimming begins captains’ practice without pool

Dani Orloff and Atticus Raasch
November 20, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

As junior Adam Recknagel catches a frisbee pass, he can’t help but wonder as to why his swimming team isn’t practicing in the pool. The St. Louis Park School District’s Facility Use Procedure 13-14 states the requirements for community use of schools’ facilities. According to section E., Liability Insurance, under section II., Responsibi...

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