Girls Swimming achieves senior night victory

Team beats Bloomington Kennedy


Henry Harper

Junior Fiona Long waits to start her race Oct. 26. Girls’ swimming advanced to the Sections meet Nov. 11 at St. Catherine’s University, time TBD.

Avery Stahl

The girls’ swim team ended the regular season with a win against Bloomington Kennedy. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, this Oct. 26 meet was a result of a performance far better than anticipated.

“It should have been a close meet, but it wasn’t. We swam really well,” Forsberg said. “The younger swimmers really stepped up, and all of my seniors were there. We had some really great swims.”

Senior captain Elizabeth Schoenecker said she is always happy to have a win, especially on senior night — as it will help for upcoming sections.

“It was a really nice way to end the season. We still have sections in November, but it’s a great ending for our normal meets,” Schoenecker said. “It’s senior night and a win is always good.”

Freshman Ashely Berry said the team’s success was due to the positive environment it has created throughout the season. It helped her and other new swimmers gain confidence and work on their skills.

“We all had a good dynamic. We all are really good at cheering for each other and keeping the team positive, even if someone didn’t have a good base,” Berry said. “Positivity really has helped me and others.” 

Forsberg said she’s grateful for this year and the wonderful team she’s built. According to Forsberg they had many new swimmers this year and she’s eager for the next season. 

“We had about 16 new swimmers and usually the second year with them you see an increase in speed, they are going to become really strong swimmers,” Forseberg said.

Schoenecker said she’s excited for sections and is very optimistic the team will succeed.

“We have varsity and JV sections still to come. But our team is really positive and hopeful about it,” Schoenecker said. 

Girls’ swimming will be competing in the varsity conference meets Nov. 11-13 at St. Catherine University.