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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...

 The MSHSL board voted to go ahead with the winter sports season in a meeting Oct. 1. During the meeting the board also decided to add playoffs to the fall sport season.

Winter sports given the green light

Tobias Khabie, Molly Schochet, and Sam Swisher October 16, 2020

In a virtual meeting Oct. 1, the Minnesota State High School League board unanimously voted to allow the 2020 winter sports’ season to take place. The schedule approved includes a 30% decrease in the...

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,...

Senior Abby Meyer competes in a tennis match Sept. 22, 2019. Tennis, cross country, soccer and girls’ swimming will begin modified seasons Aug. 17.

Fall sports to continue with restrictions

Anna Benishek and Talia Lissauer August 8, 2020

Despite being able to play club volleyball throughout the summer, senior Hannah Howell will have to wait until the newly created fourth season in March to play in the Minnesota State High School League. “I...

Junior Hayden Zheng swims the 200-yard individual medley during the boys swimming State meet Feb. 29. Zheng won the event with a time of 1:47.75.

Boys’ swimming ends with top ten finishes at State

Tobias Khabie and Ava Ashby March 5, 2020

After boys’ swimming finished its season at State, coach Amanda Forsberg said she was pleased with the success the team had this year. “I think it was one of our best years. We won the Conference...

Sophomore Hiro Mckee swims the 100-yard butterfly during the Varsity Sections meet Feb 20. The second day of the meet will be Feb. 22 at the Art Downey Aquatic Center.

Boys’ swim gives full effort at first day of Sections

Tobias Khabie February 22, 2020

After the boys’ swim team competed in the first day of Sections Feb. 20, senior and captain Will Mathews said he was very satisfied by the team’s performance. “They put some amazing times on the...

Junior Jason Chu swims the 200 yard medley relay Jan 30. The meet against Jefferson concluded the boys’ swimming season.

Park boys’ swimming finishes regular season undefeated

Tobias Khabie January 31, 2020

While finishing the regular season undefeated brings excitement to the boys’ swim team, senior Brandon Bohanon said he experienced some sadness as this marks the class of 2020’s final regular season...

Sophomore Asher Danicic swims the 100-yard breast stroke Jan 16. Their next meet is Jan. 23 against Robbinsdale Cooper at Plymouth Middle School.

Boys’ swim recovers after busy week

Tobias Khabie January 22, 2020

According to sophomore Zachary Nathan, the boys’ swim team has been drained by a week of three meets. “I think we're all a bit tired. It's been a rough week,” Nathan said.  The team had meets...

Junior Connor Coleman swims the 500-yard freestyle Jan. 9. Park won 49-34 against Richfield.

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...

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