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Swimmers commit to the pool

Swimmers commit to the pool

Mary Russell, Editor-in-chief

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

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


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

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


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

  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


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

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


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

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...

Boys’ swim and dive takes on the post season

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


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At the end of a long swim meet, the boys on the Liberty swim and dive team patiently await the announcement of who has won the Spud trophy. As the captains announce the name, a two and half foot tall trophy that has a Mr. Potato Head on the top along with Polly Pockets, fake money and various colors...

Girls Swin and Dive claims second state title

Adam Flash, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015


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“This is my fortieth season coaching high school swimming and I don’t think I’ve ever been to a more exciting meet,” coach Kris Daughters said. On November 14 the girls swim and dive team swam at the 2A State Championships and was victorious for the second year in a row. “The reason it was...

Girls swim and dive hopes to recapture state title

Adam Flash, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


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The girls swim and dive team is on their way to defend their 2A Division Districts and State title. The team is looking to win it all again and has a good shot, with 18 returning and new swimmers already qualified to race in the post season, and many more expected to qualify by the time the KingCo meet...

Mens swim and dive splashes toward state

Allie Bowe, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The days of tanning on the pool deck in the summer are long gone. Mens swim and dive is charting unknown territory: an outdoor pool in the winter. The team is hoping to finish top five at Districts and top ten at State, with senior captains Nick Klatt, Joel Tinseth and Jacob Winter leading the way. “Two...

Womens swim seizes victory

Womens swim seizes victory

Rachel Hay, Senior Writer

November 26, 2014


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Last year, the womens swim and dive team placed fifth at the 3A State Championships. This year, they stole the State title. But they walked away from the meet as more than winners: they’re record-breakers as well. If setting the KingCo record for the 400 relay, winning the District 3 2A meet,...

Swim team looks forward to post-season success

Swim team looks forward to post-season success

Lucas Maier, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The womens swim and dive team is causing waves this year with a powerful team and a dream to bring back a State trophy. “This is the strongest team I’ve ever had,” swim coach Kris Daughters said. “We’ve got a really excellent team this year.” Daughters has been coaching the team for...

Mens swim and dive takes strong strokes towards state

Galen Posch, Online Editor

February 26, 2014


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The men’s swim and dive team appears to be set up for a solid season and shows promise for success in future seasons with a large turnout  of freshmen and sophomores. The team, which has only 30 athletes total, has 10 new swimmers this year. "I can definitely see the newer swimmers getting more comfortabl...

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