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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...

Boys’ swim and dive takes on the post season

Valerie Adams, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

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

“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

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...

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