Boys’ swimming prepares for Robbinsdale Cooper

Team faces back-to-back meets


Abby Prestholdt

Ben St. Clair places third in the 200-yard freestyle during the meet against Benilde. They faced off at the St. Louis Park Middle School and came away with the win, beating Benilde by four points. The team’s next meet is at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the high school against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

According to head coach Amanda Forsberg, coaches plan on putting swimmers into events they don’t normally compete in to expose them to new competition when they swim Robbinsdale Cooper.

“We will put them in some off events so they can try to see some different things, so they’re ready to go on Saturday,” Forsberg said. “Hopefully some of the younger guys can see some different types of competition and get some good times.”

Going into the meet, the team is 2-1.

Junior Will Mathews said they have done well against Cooper, but plan on entering into the meet with the same energy as any other meet.

“We usually come in pretty strong against Cooper. I don’t remember it being too difficult, but every meet we go in with the same intensity,” Mathews said. “Some of the underclassmen have had some amazing times on the board and its been super fun.”

According to captain Luke Anderson, training during winter break will be beneficial going forward and for the next meet.

“We did a lot of training over winter break. We spent three hours in the pool every day. I think that will pay off,” Anderson said.

Anderson said he has been happy with the results of the team so far.

“I’m happy with how (the season) looks so far because we will probably end second in the conference and we’re already putting up some good times,” Anderson said.