Swimming into sections


Margret Jacott

OHS senior, Jacob Fast dives into the water

Nick Williams, Writer

The Owatonna Boys Swim and Dive team has been solid this season. The team has taken a few tough losses, but they have improved substantially lately. They are currently 3-4 and are ranked seventh in the Big 9. With the end of season meet on the horizon, the Huskies hope to finish the year strong. 

The Huskies are a very young team and they are relying heavily on underclassmen to help take them to the next level. Assistant coach Tara Lammers said, “We have eight new seventh graders that are incredibly motivated which has been great.” There are several other underclassmen who are also very crucial to the success of the team. 

COVID-19 has had a large impact on the swim and dive team. There has been a mix of virtual meets and in-person meets. All meets are streamed on Owatonna Live. This gives the athletes a chance to go back and watch themselves to see what they are doing wrong and what things they can improve on.

The athletes have built a strong bond with each other throughout the years, but they still have some things that they can improve on as a team. Junior captain Evan Fosness said, “Our strengths are we have a good team morale this year along with the bond that each athlete has with one another. Our biggest weakness is our lack of motivation with COVID, but we really hope to get back to a normal season by next year.” The Huskies have several great leaders on the team which has allowed them to maximize their potential as competitors.

OHS senior, Jacob Fast was named Big 9 champion diver on Wednesday, March 3. Although the season has been a little shaky they seem to be optimistic heading into playoff time and plan on surprising people when the time comes a week from now. Owatonna’s next meet is the Big 9 Conference meet, which will be held at the Rochester Recreation Center on Friday, March 5.