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Boys’ swimming defeats Richfield 49-34

Boys’ swimming defeats Richfield 49-34

Tobias Khabie

January 10, 2020

According to coach Amanda Forsberg, she was satisfied by how her team performed in their weaker events, which led to its win against Richfield Jan. 9. “Kids stepped up in their off events. You couldn't even tell (they swam) their off events for a lot of them,” Forsberg said. While many swimmers...

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s Dec. 19 after great performances from all swimmers, according to assistant coach Joe Yaeger. "I think this was definitely a full-team meet today, from the junior varsity all the way to the varsity,” Yaeger said. According to Yaeger, Pa...

Junior swimmer successful at Junior Nationals

Junior swimmer successful at Junior Nationals

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

According to junior swimmer Hayden Zheng, coach Amanda Forsberg was a crucial part of getting where he is today. “Forsberg has me three months out of the year during the high school season, and those are always my best months,” Zheng said. “(I) give props to her for taking care of me (and) alway...

Park defeated by Hopkins in opener

Park defeated by Hopkins in opener

Tobias Khabie

December 11, 2019

After a close loss to Hopkins in its first meet of the season, Park boys’ swimming is nevertheless on track for a successful season, according to coach Amanda Forsberg. “I'm really happy with a lot of times, we have a lot of new guys a lot of young guys. A lot of the kids are coming in where th...

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Tobias Khabie

November 27, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team has high hopes this year, as it is aiming to take the conference title after missing out the last few years, according to swim coach Amanda Forsberg. “I would like to try to win the conference this year, we haven't done that for a couple years. That would be a really ...

Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record

Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 5, 2019

As sophomore boys’ swimmer Hayden Zheng realized he had broken the all-time State record in Minnesota for the 100-yard breaststroke, he said he felt thrilled, which was displayed in his post-swim repeated splashes in the water. “Going in I was not expecting the 53.8, so I looked up at the time, and I was...

Boys’ swimming takes third place at Sections

Boys’ swimming takes third place at Sections

Maddie Schutte

February 25, 2019

Despite countless snow days during the intense training season, coach Amanda Forsberg said the team stayed determined which contributed to its success at sections. “I think they were really focused. It’s been kind of a grueling season. They have had to overcome a lot with the snow days,” F...

Boys’ swimming heads into Sections

Boys’ swimming heads into Sections

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 20, 2019

According to senior captain Max Bechtold, peak week is the intense week before tapering, where they work significantly harder in practices. “We just got off of peak week — it’s a week where (Coach Forsberg) gives us increased yardage, a lot of difficult sets,” Bechtold said. “It’s gene...

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 7, 2019

According to sophomore Zach Affeldt, the team had a successful meet against Bloomington Jefferson despite coming off of peak week which is the most intense practices of the season. “It went really well even though we were supposed to not win by as much, which was really impressive since we were comin...

Boys’ swimming prepares for Robbinsdale Cooper

Boys’ swimming prepares for Robbinsdale Cooper

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

January 16, 2019

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 Sat...

Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Talia Lissauer, Maddie Schutte

January 13, 2019

According to junior Zachary Weiser, although the team has continuously beat Benilde in the past, it entered looking for a competitive meet and the results delivered. “We have never lost to Benilde,” Weiser said. “We were expecting a win but we knew that they are always really good competiti...

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