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Boys swim and dive: a second family

Boys swim and dive: a second family

Elizabeth Yan, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

We all know that teamwork makes the dream work, but just how important are the connections between team members in order to succeed? Take senior Warren Briggs, for example, who has won countless awards during his time as a swimmer. He believes that the family culture of swim and dive is vital for him...

The hype has returned: boys swim & dive

Emma Decasa, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

In the wise and inspirational words of Eminem, “If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?” On the Liberty boys swim and dive team, capturing that moment is their only goal. From returners to brand new swimmers,...

Girls swim and dive

Girls swim and dive

Kaitlyn Keyes, Sports Editor

September 29, 2019

With a grand total of thirty-five new swimmers, the girls swim and dive team is much different from last year, but this increase in swimmers is not necessarily a bad thing. “It’s crazy,” senior co-captain Lauren Klatt said. “It’s nice, though, just to see some new faces after having been with...

Boys swim and dive: into the deep end

Nick Vanni, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Into the water the swimmers dive, vessels of pure power rushing through the deep. Down under the water, their efficient push offs from the wall jet them out in front among a race of six young guys, their form coming to good use as they surface halfway down the pool without a single stroke. They glide...

Bruce Vagt adds potential to an already strong swim team

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

December 22, 2018

Typically, coaches have an idea of their team’s skills, either because players are returning or because they have had a conversation with incoming players before tryouts. This was not the case for Kris Daughters, coach of the boys swim and dive team, who underestimated a new swimmer this year: junior...

Liberty’s lone diver Eleanor Brecht dives to state podium

Brooke Ury, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

The word “team” usually refers to a group, but Liberty’s dive team only refers to a single person: junior Eleanor Brecht. Despite the lack of other divers, Brecht remains confident and optimistic. “Going down to just me is hard, but I practice with the Skyline and Issaquah divers, so it’s...

Swimmers commit to the pool

Swimmers commit to the pool

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

October 25, 2018

Commitment is a familiar word to most athletes, but it takes on a whole new level in the pool. Unlike the common land sport, swimming requires a distinct facility: the athlete cannot train anywhere but the pool. So, there is a high demand for time in the pools nearby, which causes some prominent issues...

Boys swim teams up with Mount Si

Matthew Rubenstein, Staff Writers

December 15, 2017

In the water at Boehm pool, the swimmers of the Liberty and Mount Si boys swim teams do 100m sets under the direction of Liberty swim coach Kris Daughters. For the third year in a row, the Mount Si swim team – this year composed of nine swimmers and divers – is practicing alongside the Liberty...

Will it be a four-peat for Girls Swim and Dive?

Brian Kim, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

  This year Liberty Girls Swim and Dive is taking on State with renewed vigor. The reason? This could be their chance to take home four state wins in a row. The team began its run of state championships when Liberty moved to the 2A WIAA classification in 2014. That first year, the team won...

Team unity brings girls swim to third consecutive State championship

Team unity brings girls swim to third consecutive State championship

Kenadi Browne, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017

On November 12, the Liberty girls swim team won the 2A State championship for the third year in a row, and as if that wasn’t enough, the team also surpassed expectations with a relay team win as well as two individual wins. Senior Belle Wong brought home a championship medal and set a new 2A state...

Swim creates strong team bond to fuel postseason

Swim creates strong team bond to fuel postseason

Taylor Malqueeny, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

The girls’ swim and dive team has come home state champs the past two years and now has hopes to repeat that victory for round three. The team has several tricks up their sleeves that they plan to utilize to get that three-peat. The first is they try to spend time together outside the pool. “Since...

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