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Boys’ swimming ends with top ten finishes at State

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.

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 and we were undefeated. We got second at Sections and got in the top 10 at State,” Forsberg sai...

Boys’ swim gives full effort at first day of Sections

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.

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 board, I couldn't be prouder,” Mathews said. “They started off day one where they need to be. They ...

Park boys’ swimming finishes regular season undefeated

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

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 meet. “I feel sad that it's all over now and I'm not gonna be able to swim with these guys an...

Boys’ swim recovers after busy week

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

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 Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, along with an all-varsity meet Jan. 18, where varsity swimmers from across the...

Boys’ swimming defeats Richfield 49-34

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

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 even tell (they swam) their off events for a lot of them,” Forsberg said. While many swimmers...

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Junior Zach Atfeldt swims the 100-yard butterfly during a meet against Benilde-St. Margarets Dec. 19. The boys’ do not have a meet until Jan. 9 vs. Richfield.

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s Dec. 19 after great performances from all swimmers, according to assistant coach Joe Yaeger. "I think this was definitely a full-team meet today, from the junior varsity all the way to the varsity,” Yaeger said. According to Yaeger, Pa...

Junior swimmer successful at Junior Nationals

Junior Hayden Zheng wins the 500-yard freestyle against Benilde-St. Margaret's Dec. 19. Zheng will compete for the high school team for the rest of the winter season after attending the Junior Nationals meet outside Seattle, Washington.

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

According to junior swimmer Hayden Zheng, coach Amanda Forsberg was a crucial part of getting where he is today. “Forsberg has me three months out of the year during the high school season, and those are always my best months,” Zheng said. “(I) give props to her for taking care of me (and) alway...

Park defeated by Hopkins in opener

Junior Jason Chu competes in his 100 yard freestyle Nov. 10. Park lost 88-95 against Hopkins.

Tobias Khabie

December 11, 2019

After a close loss to Hopkins in its first meet of the season, Park boys’ swimming is nevertheless on track for a successful season, according to coach Amanda Forsberg. “I'm really happy with a lot of times, we have a lot of new guys a lot of young guys. A lot of the kids are coming in where th...

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Sophomore Hiro Mckee preforms the butterfly during practice Nov. 25. The team trains for its upcoming season with hopes of taking the conference title.

Tobias Khabie

November 27, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team has high hopes this year, as it is aiming to take the conference title after missing out the last few years, according to swim coach Amanda Forsberg. “I would like to try to win the conference this year, we haven't done that for a couple years. That would be a really ...

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

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.

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 forward with (swimming), so I was just like why not make it the best I can have,” Kugler said. ...

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Freshman Rose Huse competes in the 100 backstroke against Hopkins Oct. 15. Park beat Hopkins 50-44.

Talia Lissauer

October 16, 2019

After beating Hopkins for the first time, senior Franny Bevell said the team worked hard all season for this meet and it went just as she wanted it to. “We prepared all season for this meet, we have (had) a lot of hard practices so we have put a lot of hours and dedication into this meet,” Bevell...

Park loses to Chanhassen

Senior Hattie Kugler competes in the breaststroke with a time of 1.09 minutes Oct. 3. Park lost to Chanhassen High School 35-37.

Tamar Gewirtz

October 4, 2019

According to junior Elie Grassley, the girls’ swim team swam well and had fun despite losing 35-57 to Chanhassen Oct. 3. “It went really well overall. We were all cheering a lot and everyone had really good times and swam really well and tried their hardest,” said Grassley. Senior captain Hatti...

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