A young team joins Petersburg high school swim & dive


September 17, 2020

Photo courtesy of Andy Carlisle

This year's Petersburg High School swim and dive team has been practicing in the pool since Aug. 31. Back row from left to right: Sean Spieglmyre, Britin Coulson, Allie Morgan, Jaden Perry, Lathum Johnson and Colby Snovel. Bottom row from left to right: Coach Kayla Popp, Jonas Baekkelund, Elijah Whitacre, Jonas Anderson, Rick Cumps, Hunter Conn and Coach Andy Carlisle. Not Pictured: Caleb Pfundt.

At about two and a half weeks into the Petersburg High School swim season, Head Coach Andy Carlisle said the young team is showing great potential.

There are 12 boys and one girl on the team, but two more girls are expected to join soon. One of the girls that is expected to join is a senior, but a good portion of the swimmers currently on the team are freshmen. Carlisle said the team is starting from a beginner level together. Even the swimmers who are in Viking Swim Club hadn't been in the pool since the middle of March when Petersburg first began reeling from the effects of the COVID-19...

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