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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Junior Henry Berg swims the 500 free on Feb. 24. Berg qualified for the state swim meet in the event.

Small selection to state from sections

Noah Leventhal, Web/Digital Editor February 28, 2024

After two tough days of sections, Park boys swimming placed third overall Feb. 24. Despite receiving no points from diving due to the lack of a team, as well as the issues that come with having a small...

Senior Henry Salita swims in synch with Orono swimmer during the 500 breaststroke. Boys swimming lost 71-88 to Orono Jan. 25.

Orono stays a lane ahead

Eliah Fink, Photo Editor January 27, 2024

The Park boys’ swim team faced Orono Jan. 25 at Orono High School. The team lost the meet 71-88, though 13 additional points were scored by Orono’s diving team.  Junior Charlie Rostal said...

Middle-schooler Axel Smith swims neck-and-neck with an opponent Jan. 13. The boys team competed at the True Team meet on Saturday.

Swimming strategy swiftly sees success

Eliah Fink, Photo Editor January 18, 2024

Park swam true Jan. 13 at their True Team meet at Art Downey Aquatic Center. True Team meets offer a special opportunity for every swimmer in the meet to score points and contribute to their team's...

Park swimmers prepare for their upcoming swim meet in practice on Sept. 18. Park swimmers have to navigate using a five lane pool compared to the typical six-eight lane pool.

Pool problems seep into practice

Georgia Hughes September 29, 2023

This year Park’s swim team is faced with inadequate facilities similar to previous years. The pool is short a lane. Most pools have six to eight lanes, and the park pool only has five. Despite the pool...

Senior Miles Nordling swims the 200 freestyle at state March 4. Nordling broke a school record after placing sixth in the event.

Boys’ swimming sets milestones at state

Alex Geretz and Eliah Fink March 6, 2023

The season for boys’ swimming has come to a close after senior Miles Nordling, junior Daniel Cameron and three relays finished 30th at state March 3–4. After finishing in 15th place in the 100 freestyle...

Sophomore Henry Berg swims into sixth place among eight other swimmers Saturday, Feb. 25. Parks state meet will take place March 2–4.

Winter sports in short

Eliah Fink February 28, 2023

Winter sports for the 2022–23 season at Park are coming to a close. According to Park athletic director Andy Ewald, the majority of sports seasons are already over. “We still have three sports going...

Sophomore Finn Berry swims the 200 IM at sections Feb. 25. Park is sending two individual swimmers and three relays to state March 2-4.

Boys’ swimming successful at sections

Aidan Shafton February 27, 2023

The season for Park’s boys’ swimming team will live on after their performance at sections Feb. 25 as they sent two individual swimmers and three relays to state. Junior captain Henry Salita said he...

Freshman Colin Foy swims the 100 breaststroke Feb. 9. The boys’ team beat Waconia 52-42 Thursday.

Winning ways return versus Wildcats

Aidan Shafton and Noah Leventhal February 10, 2023

In their final meet before sections, Park boys’ swimming pulled out a 52-42 victory against Waconia Feb. 9 in a meet that was neck-and-neck until the final race. Junior Daniel Cameron said with the...

Sophomore Finn Berry swims the 200 IM on Feb. 2. The boys team lost to Benilde-St. Margarets this past Thursday.

Loss to Benilde serves as wake up call

Alex Geretz, Eliah Fink, and Tyler Eoff February 4, 2023

Boys’ swimming experienced their first-ever loss to Benilde-St. Margaret’s Feb. 2 with a final score of 95-77. In the penultimate meet of the regular season, Park failed to attain victory a second...

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...

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