Swimming to State

SBS varsity swimmers have surely made their mark this season! After several key swimmers graduated with the Class of 2016, this year’s fearless team dove in head first, put in the work and cheered each other on to the finish line – the TAPPS state meet.
With less than two weeks remaining until the big meet on Friday, February 10, swimmers will work on their individual and relay events, focusing on fast starts and turns for their different strokes. Coach Mark Hahn will be there along the way to help the team improve their times.
“Each senior has stepped up and shown a wide range of leadership qualities,” Hahn said. “And the younger swimmers have trained hard to improve their swim times. They’re really coming together as a team.”
Sophomore Sophie Newell, who will swim the 50 and 100 m freestyle races at the meet, loves bonding with her teammates. “The upperclassmen have been so helpful. They make everyone feel welcome on the team,” she said. Newell set a new SBS varsity record in the 50 free with a time of 24.87.
Congratulations to the following varsity swimmers who qualified for the state swim meet!
Men's Team
Ryan Calderon
Julian Castro
Jackson Derise
Hayden Grobleben
Grant Mueller
Cole Smith
Thompson Tondera
Women's Team
Shannon Johnson
Muriel Lee
Sophie Newell
Kallie Steelman
Kate Steelman
Chloe Tondera