Boys’ swimming successful at sections

Park to compete at state tournament


Noah Leventhal

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.

Aidan Shafton

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 had expectations that the team would swim with their best effort at sections, and those expectations were met. 

“I wanted to see everyone on our team give it their all,” Salita said. “We had some really amazing swims, which was really nice to see because of all the hard work we put in this season.”

Head coach Amanda Forseberg said she was proud of the team because they swam better than she thought they would.

“We did better than I thought we would,” Forseberg said. “Going in, I knew Miles Nordling already had the state cut, but I really wanted to get a relay to state which we did. Daniel Cameron also made state which was phenomenal.”

Junior Daniel Cameron said two events in particular stuck out to him as catalysts for Park’s success at sections. 

“The highlight of the meet was our 400 freestyle,” Cameron said. “The energy was just right. I would also say that our 200 medley performance was really surprising to us and we were really excited.”

Salita said he was impressed with his performance at sections, especially since he has been dealing with a knee injury throughout the season.

“Coming off my ACL and meniscus tear, I’d say I did pretty well,” Salita said. “I placed top eight in one of my events, top 16 in my other event and I am on one of the state-qualifying relays. I am more than happy with my swims.” 

According to Cameron, he expects Park to outperform their swims at sections during state, as the team will have more time to prepare their bodies for the state tournament. 

“We’re having a little more taper and even more time to rest before state,” Cameron said. “We’re going to crush it even more than before when we go to state.”

Park is set to send individual swimmers Miles Nordling and Daniel Cameron along with three relays to state at 6 p.m. March 2 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.