Senior night swim meet brings team together

First home meet of the season


Halima Bigirindavyi

Sophomore Emily Foster swims during a meet with Chaska Oct. 18. Their first section game will be Nov. 9.

Abby Meisler

Park hosted their senior night swim meet Oct. 18. This was the team’s first and only home meet of the season due to the complications of the pool. 

According to senior captain Stella Rostal, the competition against Chaska led to a fast performance. Despite being defeated by Chaska, she said Park put up a good fight.

“With a fast team like Chaska, my timing gets off (and I think to myself) ‘that felt really slow’ and then I look at the clock and it actually wasn’t,” Rostal said. 

Senior captain Lily Olson said she felt satisfied coming out of the meet.

“We all saw a lot of improvements at this meet. This was our first meet where our entire team was able to swim, due to injuries and sickness,” Olson said. “ We’re all just happy to be together, but we also made improvements.”

Head coach Amanda Forsberg was pleased with how the meet went and said she was also thrilled that the team was able to host a home meet.

“I’m extremely excited that the teams were actually able to have our last home meet in the pool. That was a big win for them,” Forsberg said.

The team has been preparing for this meet by working on individual goals and team objectives. Rostal said that this meet was especially important to the team with senior night. 

“We were getting really hyped before. We were like, ‘let’s go senior night. Let’s put it all out for the seniors, let’s go.’” Rostal said.

Olson said that this meet was especially big for the team following all of the away meets.

“We’ve been practicing really hard the last couple of weeks. (After) having all away meets so far this season, this was our goal at the end. We’ve been working up to this in practice for a while,” Olson said.

Come support Park’s next event for the team, JV sections, is 8 a.m. Oct. 29 at Chaska.