Special to the Times Vedette

The Guthrie County Summer Swim Team had many swimmers compete as part of the Perry Area Winter Swim Team during the winter season. Many will be participating in the Greater Iowa Swim League Championship Meet on March 9 at the Prairie Meadows Pool at the YMCA in downtown Des Moines. 

Coach Dana Stein stated that he is extremely proud of his swimmers as they have been working hard since the beginning of November, with many swimmers also participating in other activities as well. 

“Hard work and determination have led these swimmers to the honor of swimming at the state and national levels,” he said.

 Swimmers participating at state include:

  1. Mya Albers
  2. Elizabeth Drake
  3. Meranda Gruber
  4. Malia Jacobsen
  5. Natalie Kent
  6. Kennedy Knorr
  7. Lyla Martinson
  8. Eva Steffensen
  9. Isabella Stein
  10. Sophia Stein
  11. Madi White
  12. Cambree Wolfe
  13. Isaac Armbrecht
  14. Meyer Chance
  15. Graham Clark
  16. Dayton Crawley
  17. Deacan Crawley
  18. Luke Herron
  19. Lyle Jacobsen
  20. Caleb Sanders
  21. Drake Strehle
  22. Cordell Wolfe

The Midwest Regional Swim Meet involved swimmers from the Middle Region of the country competing in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota. Sophia Stein qualified in seven events. 

Ty Thomas qualified for the Iowa High School Boys State Championship Meet and also for the Speedo Regional Meet.

Coach Stein said he is looking forward to the upcoming summer season in hopes of defending Guthrie County’s regular season and Conference Championships from last year.

“It takes a team, and hopefully everyone returns, along with many newcomers, to continue this tradition,” he said.

Guthrie County will also be holding its first Alumni Meet.

“There are decades of swimmers who have brought success to this program, and it will be nice to get everyone back together again,” he said. Details to come.