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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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 and Eliah Fink 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...

Park sports warm up for the winter

Park sports warm up for the winter

Abby Bartleson October 31, 2022

When the weather finally cools down, the winter sports heat up at Park. Senior gymnastics captain Sophia Earle said she is really excited for the season to start. “I am excited to meet the new gymnasts...

Sophomore Emily Foster swims during a meet with Chaska Oct. 18. Their first section game will be Nov. 9.

Senior night swim meet brings team together

Abby Meisler October 25, 2022

Park hosted their senior night swim meet Oct. 18. This was the team’s first and only home meet of the season due to the complications of the pool.  According to senior captain Stella Rostal, the...

Park highschool swimming pool on Oct. 1. The pool is  running again and ready to be used.

Swimming is out cold

Eliah Fink October 6, 2022

Most recent update: As of Oct. 3, the Park swimming pool is up and running once again. The schedule for heater repair went to plan, and the girls’ swim team will be back swimming in the pool as soon...

Senior Isabel Nathan prepares to start her race Sept. 15th. Park lost in a close meet against Benilde.

Girls swimming suffers bittersweet loss

The girls swim team endured a loss to Park's rival, Benilde St. Margaret’s, Sept. 15th. According to head coach Amanda Forsberg, while the team did not win, they worked together and improved as a whole,...

Students share in a circle during first hour civics June 8. To sign up for credit recovery talk to your counselor or email Patrice Howard (

Enriching events for the summer

Ivan Zank June 8, 2022

The summer is almost here but that doesn't mean school stops for everyone. Park offers various activities for when school is out, both educational and recreational.  Patrice Howard, Director of Community...

Boys swimming cheers on its teammates Jan. 12. The swimmers wear masks when they are out of the pool or waiting to swim in an event.

Boys’ swimming continues masking as cases rise

Colin Canaday January 20, 2022

Facing the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota history and a potential move to distance learning at many schools, masking during athletics is now of paramount concern. According to swimming coach...

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Meet the Athlete: Mae Turman

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...

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