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Senior Henry Salita prepares for his heat in the 100-meter back stroke against New Prague on Jan. 18. His victory in this heat helped Park beat New Prague

Park takes on the Trojans

Alan Gardner and Maya Nieves January 20, 2024

Boys swimming swam to victory against the New Prague Trojans Jan. 18. The team battled hard and ultimately came out with a victory of 53-41, keeping their winning streak against New Prague secure.  According...

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...

Senior Rachel Katzovitz and junior Mae Turman soar out of the water in their routine May 17. Synchronized swimming commemorated the end of the regular season with a large “razzle dazzle” event Wednesday.

Picture-perfect pool performance

Eliah Fink and Alex Geretz May 19, 2023

Synchronized swimming held a performance May 17 to commemorate the end of the regular season.  Junior Mae Turman said despite having a swimmer who couldn’t make it, the team persevered and performed...

Senior Leila Campbell runs through her routines April 26. Park prepares for their away meet at Blake April 28.

Meet the Athlete: Leila Campbell

Alex Hoag May 4, 2023

How did you get into synchro? My neighbor did synchro and my cousin did synchro. I was really young when I started club synchro, maybe eight, and then I went to the high school team from there. How...

Meet the Athlete: Henry Berg

Meet the Athlete: Henry Berg

Roberto Alvarez March 6, 2023

How do you feel making it to State? It's really special because we're a pretty young team and to be able to get three relays and three individual events at state as a team is really special. All the...

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...

Sophomore Magnus Smith completes his race Dec. 15. The boys swim team beat Hopkins Thursday.

Park swims lengths ahead of Hopkins

Aidan Shafton, Noah Leventhal, Alex Geretz, and Eliah Fink December 16, 2022

Boys’ swimming had a smooth start to the season Dec. 15. In their first meet of the year, Park beat Hopkins by a waterslide. Sophomore Magnus Smith said he was impressed with the team’s performance,...

Boys’ swimming begins practice with laps. The season starts Dec. 15.

Boys’ swimming readies for new season

Alex Geretz, Noah Leventhal, Eliah Fink, and Aidan Shafton December 9, 2022

Boys’ swimming is preparing for its upcoming season with high hopes. Junior captain Henry Salita said it’s important to bond with new players and bring everyone together. "Really getting to know...

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