Swim and Dive Takes Gold at True Team Sections

Sam Lavely, Senior Staff Writer

  Boys Swim and Dive has had an impressive start to their season.
  According to mshsl.org, the team has placed within the top five slots at every meet they have competed in so far. The boys took 13th at the state meet last year, but according to head coach Graham Charlton, “[They] are expecting a better finish at state this year.”
  Last Saturday, the boys achieved their sixth consecutive True Team Section 5AA championship win with 1343 points. “This really gave us the boost we need for True Team State,” said senior captain Matt Johnson.
  According to Charlton, the team’s strongest events include the 100 yard breaststroke, 100 yard backstroke, and the 100 yard freestyle. This proved true during the section meet, as each of these events had multiple Wayzata swimmers finishing in the top ten.
  According to Charlton, the boys hope to recover from last year’s finishes at True Team State as well as the regular state meet. “Hungry is a great way to describe this team,” said Charlton.
  The boys will compete at the True Team State meet on January 24th at the University of Minnesota Aquatic center and hope to improve from their third place finish last year.
  According to Johnson, the back-to-back state champion Minnetonka team has been the team’s biggest competitor over the past couple of seasons, but the team remains optimistic about their chances. Minnetonka beat Wayzata by 302 points at the Up North Invite on December 28th.
  The Skippers also took down the Trojans on January 12th 96-88 in their head-to head meet. Minnetonka has placed higher in every meet and invitational they have both competed in this season so far.