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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

7th grader Luis Dominguez swims backstroke vs Jefferson Jan. 12. Park ended up winning the meet 51-42.

Complication, frustration, celebration

Aidan Shafton, Noah Leventhal, Eliah Fink, and Alex Geretz January 19, 2023

Despite multiple barriers going into the competition, Park boys’ swimming team won their third meet of the season versus Jefferson Thursday, Jan. 12.  Junior captain Henry Salita said the team has...

Boys’ swimming wins division at invitational meet

Boys’ swimming wins division at invitational meet

Aidan Shafton, Eliah Fink, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal January 11, 2023

After boys’ swimming won the bronze division at the University of Minnesota invitational meet, coach Joe Yaeger said Park’s unwavering focus was a key factor in their win Jan. 7. “The team...

Park swim captain is Colorado College commit

Park swim captain is Colorado College commit

Eliah Fink January 6, 2023

Why and when did you start swimming?My first lesson was when I was six months old, so I've been swimming forever, really. And then I've been swimming competitively for about eight years. Originally, it...

Sophomore Magnus Smith completes his race Dec. 15. The boys swim team beat Hopkins Thursday.

Park swims lengths ahead of Hopkins

Aidan Shafton, Noah Leventhal, Alex Geretz, and Eliah Fink December 16, 2022

Boys’ swimming had a smooth start to the season Dec. 15. In their first meet of the year, Park beat Hopkins by a waterslide. Sophomore Magnus Smith said he was impressed with the team’s performance,...

Boys’ swimming begins practice with laps. The season starts Dec. 15.

Boys’ swimming readies for new season

Alex Geretz, Noah Leventhal, Eliah Fink, and Aidan Shafton December 9, 2022

Boys’ swimming is preparing for its upcoming season with high hopes. Junior captain Henry Salita said it’s important to bond with new players and bring everyone together. "Really getting to know...

Senior Andre Barajas swims the 500 yard freestyle March 5. Barajas made it to the podium, placing 8th in the state.

Boys swimming finishes season at State

Lilia Gonzalez and Najma Hussein March 8, 2022

The Boys swim team made it to Class AA Finals which took place March 4 and 5 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. It was a success for the team, with two out of three swimmers competing in the championships. According...

Boys swimming places second in section finals

Lilia Gonzalez March 3, 2022

Park achieved its goal of getting second place at section finals Feb. 26 despite high competition and no diving points, according to senior captain Andre Barajas. “(It’s) already a pretty hard...

Benen Cotter swims the 100-Butterfly during senior night. The meet was their last home meet before sections.

Senior swimmers recognized at senior night

After a hard-fought senior night win for Park Feb. 8, senior Hiro McKee said he was thrilled with how the meet went and is looking forward to sections. “The meet went great. Everyone had high...

Senior captain Hiro Mckee swims the 100-yard butterfly Feb. 3. Parks next meet is 6:00 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys’ swimming prevails in close matchup

Aidan Shafton, Lilia Gonzalez, and Zoe Ziessman February 8, 2022

After a close win over Jefferson, senior Andre Barajas said he was positive Park would get the win despite being evenly matched with Jefferson. “I felt pretty confident that we would win,” Barajas...

Senior Benen Cotter swims the 100-yard breaststroke Jan. 27. Parks next meet is 6:00 p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys Swimming beats local rival

Lilia Gonzalez February 2, 2022

Coming into the meet against crosstown foe Benilde St. Margaret's, senior captain Hiro Mckee, said the team had very high expectations for its meet, as it usually ends up beating Benilde. “We were...

Sophomore Daniel Cameron swims the 100-yard butterfly Jan. 6. Park’s next meet is 10:45 a.m. Jan. 8 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Boys swimming overcomes setbacks in win

Lilia Gonzalez January 9, 2022

After Park pulled through with a win against Orono, junior Miles Rost said he was proud of the team pushing through the adversity they faced going into the meet.  “I feel good. We were down 13 points...

Senior Tenzin Gyaltso swims the 100-yard butterfly Dec. 9. Park’s next meet is 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Louis Park High School.

Boys’ swimming starts season off strong

Lilia Gonzalez December 11, 2021

After celebrating the team's first win of the season against Hopkins Dec. 9, junior Miles Nordling said the team performed well despite it being the first swim meet for many of his teammates.  “It...

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