Not only did the Lakers capture their third-straight Coastal Conference championship, but the team set three new school records, had seven events qualify for the Division 3 state finals and had 40 swimmers turn in personal-best times at the Spring Lake Aquatic Center.
“I was so pleased with how everyone swam,” said first-year coach Nikki Theune. “A coach couldn’t ask for more. It was great to see so many of them reach their goals after working so hard this season. They showed up ready to win.”
Lakers’ senior Ginny Cotterall will have her name on Spring Lake’s big board of records in two events following Saturday, as she established a new mark in the 500-yard freestyle and as a member of the 400 freestyle relay team. She took first in the 500 with a time of 5 minutes, 25.96 seconds, which topped the former record held by current assistant coach Aria Kieft.
The record relay also consisted of Jaylen Adkins, Caroline Sample, and Roxane Strobel. They clocked in at 3:51.27.
The third school record was set by Lydia Gleason, as her time of 1:09.23 easily helped her win the 100 breaststroke.
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