A dive into the OHS Boys Swim & Dive season


Shelby Born

Ryan Peterson swimming breaststroke in meet against Northfield

Shelby Born, Writer

The boys swim season is off to a great start with many strong swimmers. The team has one win and came close with many others, but they did not  let that get them down, continuing to cheer on the team and work hard.

The team has been dedicated in practice and in meets.  Senior captain Evan Fosness said, “We have really good team morale. All the guys are really positive towards each other, there’s no negativity.” The team has a strong connection and will continue to fight hard for the rest of the season. With the Section meet coming up, the swimmers are not backing down. Head Coach Peter Rhodes said, “This is the meet we prepare for all season. This is usually where we see all the hard work during the season pay off.” Many are excited to see how the season progresses until then. 

With many new swimmers on the team, they have seen a lot of improvement in technique and time throughout the season. Rhodes said, “I like to see kids getting faster

or learning new parts of the sport.  We are constantly tracking best times and they have dropped a lot so far and will continue to do so.” Although the team has grown, there is always room for more swimmers on the team. The swimmers have been able to improve their off-season training by swimming with the swim clubs in town, like Piranhas. These swim clubs have also helped get younger kids interested, and has been a huge benefit for both the girls and boys teams.

With the season over halfway done, the Huskies are continuing to work hard and keep the team morale up. The Huskies are going against the Mankato East Cougars, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.  at the Owatonna Middle School.