Our Winter Season Summary

Coach Cheri Zimdars



We are so incredibly grateful to have been able to run a season, be at competitions, and make lots of great memories with our teammates.

Our athletes had a fun and outstanding season with LOTS of best times, several new team records, new state qualifiers and new national cuts.

We are part of a Covid League which allowed us to race monthly and allowed our parents to see, in person, their athletes compete.  For all other meets, parents watched via livestreams.  We thank Glenn Biller and the Lake Geneva YMCA for giving us this wonderful opportunity.

Emmit Murphy and Hewitt Roberts pretty much rewrote almost all of the 8&Under Boys' records, breaking 8 records between them.  Hewitt set records in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 IM, and the 200 IM, while Emmit set records in the 50 breast, 100 breast, and 50 fly.

Jack Van Berkum set a new 11-12 Boys 50 fly record.  He finished off at the state meet making the podium in multiple events.

12&Under individual state qualifiers included:  Raya Elliott, Jenna Koel, Kennedy Peters, and Jack Van Burkem.  Our swimmers had outstanding regional swims, which added to their state lineups and first time individual state swims (Kennedy).

We had 10&Under girls relays and 11-12 girls and boys relays, at state.  They really stepped it up as all of them had huge time drops, at the state meet.

13&Over state qualifiers included:  Grace Foucault, Ella Gorski, Ella Houwers, Azia Koser, Young Liang, Zoey Rank, and Zhander Rowley.  They did an outstanding job racing.

We had 2 swimmers achieve national cuts, for the first time.  Zoey Rank achieved her first national cut, at the Schroeder C+ meet, in February, in her 100 breast, while Ella Gorski achieved her first national cut, at the WIAA state meet, in the 100 back, in April.

Ella Houwers had a nice lineup of events at nationals, which her and Zoey Rank, competed at, in Orlando, in March.  It was a great learning experience for both.  Ella made it back to finals in multiple events which was a first-time experience for her.

The coaches are incredibly proud of how the athletes handled a very different year of training and experiences and the support they gave each other throughout.  It was wonderful to see the friendships and memories they made.

We are also grateful to our parents in helping to support their swimmers and the team.  We cannot exist wtihout them.

Now, we are starting our Spring and Summer season.  We are looking forward to losing the masks and getting things back to normal, while creating more awesome memories.  Hopefully, soon, our parents will be able to watch meets, in person, on a regular basis.

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