Swim and dive roundup: Newcomers give GH a boost

Grand Haven suffered a 174-141 loss to Jenison on Thursday at the Grand Haven Aquatic Center, but head coach Doug Thorne was encouraged by a number of strong performances by his team's newcomers and underclassmen - including their large number of foreign exchange students.
Tribune Staff
Jan 20, 2012


“All those first-year kids and newbies really stepped up last night,” Thorne said. “They are showing vast improvement.”

Three foreign exchange students who scored points for the Bucs were Japanese student Takuya Kobayaski, who continued his strong season with a first-place finish in both the 100-yard butterfly and 200 individual medley; German Janno Heins, who placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke; and Norweigen Dominik Schmidli, who took fourth in diving.


Facing off against a struggling Muskegon Catholic Central squad on Thursday, Spring Lake’s swimmers used the opportunity to compete in some new events and Penny Zacek was pleased with the results.

The Lakers still easily won the meet at the Spring Lake Aquatic Center, 112-42. They had some encouraging contributions, Zacek said, including Davis Allison, who won both the 100-yard breaststroke and dropped seven seconds in his 100 freestyle win.

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