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Char Priadka November 10, 2021

When did you first start swimming?   I’ve been swimming ever since I was a baby, but I started competitively swimming last year.   What about swimming are you most passionate about?   Swimming...

Junior Fiona Long waits to start her race Oct. 26. Girls’ swimming advanced to the Sections meet Nov. 11 at St. Catherine’s University, time TBD.

Girls Swimming achieves senior night victory

Avery Stahl November 1, 2021

The girls’ swim team ended the regular season with a win against Bloomington Kennedy. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, this Oct. 26 meet was a result of a performance far better than anticipated. “It...

Senior Elizabeth Schoenecker competes in a race against New Prague on Sept. 21. Despite a hard fought meet, New Prague came out on top.

Girls’ swim loses close meet to New Prague

Avery Stahl September 29, 2021

After getting edged out in its meet against New Prague Sept. 21, Head coach Amanda Forsberg said the team performed to the best of its abilities and is satisfied by the team's effort.“We lost but it...

Sophomore Carys Searle prepares for a race against Benilde on Sept. 14. Despite their valiant effort the team lost the meet.

Swim team falls to crosstown rival

Avery Stahl and Henry Harper September 17, 2021

Despite its efforts, Park came up short in its attempt at beating Benilde Sept. 14. In light of the defeat, sophomore Mae Turman said the team started off slow but kept fighting as the meet went on.  “The...

Senior captain Greta Kulevsky swim freestyle during a meet Oct. 8. Kulevsky has been swimming for Park for 5 years.

Girls’ swimming season comes to an end

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman October 25, 2020

In its final meet of the season, Park competed at Sections Oct. 24. Girls’ swimming scored seventh out of thirteen places, which was a success in the eyes of multiple swimmers and coaches a part of the...

Freshman Stephanie Stone swims the butterfly during her meet Oct. 8. The final meet for the JV girls was on Oct. 13.

Park beats Robbinsdale Cooper preceding sections

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman October 14, 2020

In its final meet of the season before sections, Park won against Robbinsdale Cooper. The success gave the team confidence and excitement leading up to sections, which begins Oct. 24. According to senior...

Senior Gabbie Kruse swims in a freestyle relay Oct. 8. This was the last home meet for the seniors on the team.

Girls’ swimming suffers loss to Chanhassen

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman October 9, 2020

Although Park lost against Chanhassen Oct. 8, the team accomplished a lot over the course of the meet. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, the team saw significant improvements in their times and technique. “This...

Junior Freya Wade prepares to dive into the water during her race Oct. 1. This meet was Parks first away meet of the season.

Girls’ swimming embraces teamwork during a challenging season

Lilly Strathman and Ben Sanford October 4, 2020

After a tough season due to COVID-19 precautions, Park came out victorious in its meet versus Bloomington Kennedy. Senior captain Lily Metzler said she realized the team helped carry her through the meet...

Freshman Stephanie Stone competes in her race Sept. 24. Benilde beat Park girls swimming 51-37.

Girls’ swimming improves times and technique

Ben Sanford September 25, 2020

Despite losing 51-37 against Benilde St. Margaret’s, Park persisted. In its second meet of the season, the team relied on it’s younger swimmers to carry the team, as many returning swimmers were unable...

Senior Maddy Doherty helps her teammate out during the JV 500 freestyle race by putting signs into the water Sept. 15. The signs let the swimmer know how many laps they have completed.

Girls’ swimming perseveres despite COVID-19 challenges

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman September 22, 2020

Park won its first swim meet of the season against Bloomington Jefferson 49-42 Sept. 15. After adjustments to the regulations at meets and practices, including zero spectators and masks on the pool deck,...

Sophomores Charlie Poulter and Miles Rider, along with other Park students, spectate the girls’ varsity tennis match Aug. 26. Spectators were encouraged to wear masks and social distance by the Park sports administration.

Procedures for attending fall sports events

Emmy Pearson and Lauren Thon September 4, 2020

Attending St. Louis Park High School sporting events in the fall of 2020 will look different than the past years. With the COVID-19 pandemic still present precautions become necessary for spectators. These...

Junior Elie Grassley competes in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:23.53 minutes, placing 16th overall. Park competed at the State finals Nov. 16. at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Marta Hill November 16, 2019

After placing second in the 100 yard breaststroke at State Nov. 16, senior Hattie Kugler said going into State she was fully invested in the meet. “This is my last race ever because I’m not going...

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