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Swimming in sync

Swimming in sync

Jessica Mugler, Copy Editor

December 17, 2013

Twenty-six swimmers and five divers make up the girls swim and dive team. Only three seniors were lost from last year’s team, and 10 new swimmers joined this year. Coach Jessica Graslie believes this season’s team will be comparable to last winter’s. “I think the first meet next Wednesday will reall...

Season Swims to an End

Ben Berberich

February 20, 2013

The girls swim and dive team season is officially over with the completion of GAC’s on Feb. 8. The team took many steps forward in their season with every girl on the team that competed dropping time. They used a technique known as tapering that has been used by teams all around the area. It helps th...

Confusion leads to wrong line up

Ben Berberich

January 20, 2013

Tuesday night the team faced Lutheran and Christian high school, along with St. Dominic. In the meet on Tuesday the team received a roster from a sub secretary from Lutheran St. Charles. This roster consisted of eight swimmers from Lutheran and not the other twelve that would be competing from Christian Hi...

Rivalry Rage

Ben Berberich

January 10, 2013

After a tough placement in the Fort Zumwalt tournament the girls are looking to take their A-game to Francis Howell High on Friday. On Saturday the team was expecting to do much better than they were placed. The team placed fifth in the tournament which was a big blow to the girls morale. Coach Jessica Nettles ho...

Girls swimming impresses

Ben Berberich

December 18, 2012

The past week the girls swim and dive team has been to two different meets. The first meet was a tri-meet against Timberland and Holt, the second was a relay tournament held by Fort Zumwalt North. In both different meets the girls excelled. Winning in the tri-meet and 7 out of the 10 events the girls to...

Smooth swimming ahead

Ben Berberich

December 9, 2012

The moment that the Spartan swim and dive team has been anticipating has finally come and gone. The first meet of the year. On Dec. 5, Francis Howell Central went head to head against defending GAC champions, Fort Zumwalt West. Last time these two teams met, the spartans didn’t fare too well l...

Ready to Dive in

Ben Berberich

November 19, 2012

The smell of chlorine is now entering the houses of many members of the girls swim and dive team. With the first practice of the season starting off on Monday, Sept. 12, the team is looking forward to the start of the season. The arrival of 32 swimmers and four divers is giving the team a good outlook on...

Strickler places eighth, 16th at state, breaking record

Jessica Mugler

February 22, 2012

All season, junior Alison Strickler has been pushing herself and working to make herself better and better. This weekend, she proved herself by placing eighth in the 100-meter backstroke and 16th in the 50-meter freestyle state events. This earned her a medal in the 100-meter backstroke as well as a new sc...

Girls swim team ends GAC’s with Strickler headed to state

Jessica Mugler

February 14, 2012

While the girls swimming and diving team had a very successful season, junior Alison Strickler is the only swimmer who will go on to swim at the state competition next weekend. The Lady Spartan Swimmers ended their season with a 10-2 record and took fourth place in GAC’s, one of the best finishes i...

Swim team loses to Howell

Jessica Mugler

February 3, 2012

Although the heart and attitude was there, the points were not in the swim team’s favor on Tuesday. The team lost to Francis Howell by 17 points, the second loss in its nine meets. According to sophomore Hayley Lechner, the team went into the meet optimistically. “We went into the meet with a ...

Girls swim team’s hard work pays off

Jessica Mugler

January 31, 2012

Practice begins with a 300-500 yard warm-up, then goes on to work on the pulling and kicking aspects of swimming. Next, to narrow the focus, the swimmers do four sets of 100-yard swims focusing on speed, endurance, technique and breathing while being timed. They must do each 100-yard swim in 130 se...

Big lead allows swim coach to change up swimmers’ events

Jessica Mugler

January 24, 2012

The girls swim team had meets on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, although this did not affect their outcome negatively. On Tuesday, the team beat Saint Dominic by over 100 points, and on Wednesday they beat Hazelwood Central 126-48. This huge difference in points allowed Coach Erin Thurston t...

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