Girls’ Swim and Dive makes a splash


Brian Brener, Contributing Writer

The Girls’ Swim and Dive team has had a strong start to the season as they defeated their rivals, The Breck Mustangs, 97-89 on September 14th. Then, only two days later, the Bears won the Laker Invite at St. Kate’s.

Maddy Potter ‘19 led the team in their success at the Laker Invite, winning the 100m butterfly and the 200m individual medley, and setting a new Laker Invite meet record in the 200m individual medley. Maddy Rondestvedt ‘18, a swim team captain, helped earn a spot on the podium with contributed efforts in the freestyle relays at the meet as well. Rondestvedt also finished in the top 8 in both of her individual events.

Dive team captain Renny Acheson ‘18 commented on this year’s team, saying “This team seems like it has a lot of people who are passionate and excited to swim and who may be new to the sport but have a lot of energy and drive.”

According to Rondestvedt, the Girls’ Swim and Dive team has been a quiet yet excellent team in recent memory. When asked about the team’s hopes and dreams for this season, she said “There is a lot of young talent, but there are people that have been swimming for a long time, so they are not new to the sport they are just new to high school swimming. This season should be exciting.”

The team is poised for an exciting season with a talented lineup and urges fans to come to watch them compete and experience the environment of a meet. The girls’ next meet is on Thursday, October 12th at St. Louis Park Junior High School against Benilde St. Margaret’s.