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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...

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,...

Junior Ben St. Clair practices freestyle during practice Feb. 19. St. Clair first began swimming several years ago after a series of injuries in other sports.

Meet the Athlete: Ben St. Clair

Gabriel Kaplan February 20, 2020

How long have you been swimming for Park? For the high school team, this will be my fourth year. I've been swimming for around six or seven years in total. Have you played any other sports? I...

Senior Luke Anderson competes in butterfly during a meet against Bloomington Jefferson. Anderson recently committed to continue swimming at the University of St. Thomas next year.

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Sofia Seewald May 7, 2019

After six years of participating in Park swimming, senior Luke Anderson said he is eager to continue his swimming career and create long-lasting connections with his new team at the University of St. Thomas. “It...

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