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Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record

Sophomore swimmer breaks all-time State record

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

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


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

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...

Boys’ swimming to take on Bloomington Kennedy

Boys’ swimming to take on Bloomington Kennedy

Maddie Schutte and Talia Lissauer

January 3, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Despite their tough loss against Chaska, assistant coach Branch Johnson said fast times from the team at the start of the season will set the team up for success in their upcoming meet against Bloomington Kennedy and future meets. “I think we’re seeing a lot of positive results so far—so early in th...

Boys’ swimming takes loss to Chaska

Boys’ swimming takes loss to Chaska

Talia Lissauer, Maddie Schutte

December 18, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to junior Will Mathews, Chaska is one of the best teams the boys’ swim team will face, but it persevered. “Chaska-Chan is a very strong team and we put up a fight,” Mathews said. “All of the swimmers, especially the underclassmen, put some really incredible times on the board.” ...

Boys’ swimming heads into practice relay meet

Boys’ swimming heads into practice relay meet

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

December 5, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Senior captain Max Bechtold said the upcoming relay meet is intended to prepare swimmers for the season and has a variety of different fun events to participate in. “Basically it’s an introductory meet before all the other meets. All the events are relays, there’s a ton of different ones,” Bechtold...

Boys’ swimming introduces new captains

Boys’ swimming introduces new captains

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

November 27, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Head coach Amanda Forsberg said the captains were chosen because of the way they treat their teammates and how much effort they put in to swimming. “Luke and Max were actually really good leaders last year,” Forsberg said. “They always stepped up to them (younger kids) and worked really hard...

Freshman takes home State title

Freshman takes home State title

Muna Ali

April 3, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles, Winter sports

Having swum competitively for eight years, freshman Hayden Zheng said he ended this year’s season with an individual State title in the 100 yard breaststroke. “I thought I did really well at this past State, you know, getting the individual State title. I was very happy with that,” Zheng said....

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Eli Curran-Moore, Hanna Schechter, and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to boys' swimming head coach Amanda Forsberg, after section finals Feb. 24, five Park swimmers qualified for the State preliminary meet March 2 and State finals March 3 at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. “(The team) did really well. Hayden Zheng won the 100 breast. I don’t...

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