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Holding her flower and gift bag, senior Finley Brunner walks through the tunnel of swim boards held up by her teammates. Brunner was captain for her last year on the team.

Saying Goodbye to the Seniors

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer February 12, 2024

Before their meet against St. Charles High School, the varsity girls swim and dive team held its Senior Night ceremony on Jan 31. During this ceremony, Dr. Suzanne Leake presented each of the seniors...

On Jan. 29, sophomore Katie Wuertz freestyle strokes down the lane towards the finish. She is competing in the 400 freestyle relay at the FHSD Tri-Meet vs Howell and Howell North.

Pushing for a Personal Record

Audrey Webb, Staff Photographer February 9, 2024

Throughout the girls’ swim and dive Tri-Meet vs Howell and Howell North, the girls swam and dove their hearts out during the short competition. Junior Alyssa Harrison said the community created by...

Freshman Jess Woelfel swimming freestyle during the 50yd event against the Holt Indians and Liberty Eagles. The Spartans took second place in the tri-meet on Jan. 18.

Swim Sisters Joining Forces

Caroline Kraft, Social Medias Editor February 1, 2024

During a meet, full of constant back and forth victories, it was hard to watch the Spartans varsity girls swim and dive compete to their near breaking point. The grueling tri-meet, with visitors from...

Junior Regina Avila rises out of the water so that she can build up her power while swimming the butterfly stroke.

Relay Relationships

Madison Scott and Audrey Webb January 5, 2024

    The girls’ swim team was able to win multiple of its races through cooperation and teamwork in the medley relay race on Dec. 15. Junior Regina Avila who has swam on both club...

Freshman Vika Anderson slices through the water during the breaststroke relay. This was Anderson’s first meet on the varsity swim team.

Selfless Strokes

Hannah Halterman, Staff Reporter December 18, 2023

It takes a lot of courage to step up alone onto the starting blocks before a big race, but members of the Girl’s Swim and Dive team must do so at each meet. Summoning that courage is difficult, but the...

Senior Grace Bannon walks up to the diving board, getting ready to attempt another dive. In diving, confidence is key to her jump being successful.

Giving It A Shot

Thomas Ramos, Staff Reporter December 13, 2023

It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Sunday evening, and the Bowling Club is having another practice. Junior Riley Winkler rolls his third strike in a row, earning himself a turkey sticker. He then stows away the sticker...

Freshman Vika Anderson slices through the water during the breaststroke relay. This was Anderson’s first meet being on the varsity swim team

Swimming Straight to Success

Summer Suarez, Staff Photographer December 12, 2023

  The varsity and junior varsity girls swim and dive team took on Fort Zumwalt East on Nov 30. in their first meet of the season at the St. Peters Rec Plex. The girls took home their first...

Senior Dakota Lankford pushes herself through the water during breaststroke.

Victory Laps

Kyly Jacobs, Staff Photographer February 10, 2023

The girls’ swim team participated in their final day in the GACs competition Thursday, Feb. 2nd in order to find out which swimmers would be state-qualifiers. With high energy and even higher hopes,...

Lianna Durbin races towards the finish line, fighting for a qualifying spot.

Swimming Toward State

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Reporter February 2, 2023

 As the swim season starts coming to a close, the Girl’s Varsity Swim and Dive team members move to close in their spot at State. These athletes can qualify for state any time during the season, and...

The swim team is racing in back strokes.

Making A Splash

Bryce Cash, Staff Photographer January 31, 2023

With swimmers soaring through the water and divers making a splash, girls swim and dive went against Duchesne on Thursday Jan. 5th and won 117 to 38, Meredyth Krupowicz in the 200 IM, Xime Avila in...

Xime Avila is the first senior to walk through the tunnel of kickboards.

Big Fish, Small Pond

Kyly Jacobs January 26, 2023

The Girls’ Swim and Dive team held their senior night and competed in a tri-meet against Holt High School and Liberty High School on Thursday, Jan. 19th. The girls first celebrated their seniors,...

One of the girls swimming her butterfly.

Dive Right In

Caroline Tarleton, Staff Photographer January 12, 2023

    The girls swim and dive team had a tri-meet on Tuesday, January 10th against Francis Howell High and Francis Howell North. The meet meant that only two members of the team could...

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