LP swimmers victorious again


Frida Berggren swam the 500 m freestyle far ahead of her competitors, breaking records. Frida will swim for Lewis-Palmer at state the 11th.

Dani Murphy, Ranger Review Reporter

LP women’s swim and dive team won the Metro League Championships at Cheyenne Mountain High on February 2, 2012. Competing against 16 other schools, LP scored the most points overall. Every swimmer brought amazing times to the total score.

Foreign exchange student junior Frida Berggren finished first in the 500-meter freestyle with an outstanding time of 5:03, a regional record. Fellow swimmer junior Karin Roh won the 100-meter freestyle with a 00:53:45 time. Jessicah Chappell, Laura Day, Karin Roh and Olga Britton, speedily raced through their relay bringing home the gold for LP.

At the meet, the girls hung around the auxiliary gym listening to music and congratulating each other on their many achievements. The muscle activation therapist, Brad Carlson set up shop for any swimmer wanting to boost their strength.

“It hurt during my muscle treatment but it helped my swimming a lot later,” said sophomore Kayla Sunada.

Like previous years the team has bonded into a giant family this swim season. The team members support each other by decorating their school lockers and occasionally getting together and having parties.

“We go to pasta parties where we eat pasta and dessert and sometimes sing karaoke and play games. They’re a lot of fun,” said sophomore Rachel Kriete.

The entire swim season has led up to the girls’ victory. They won every one of their meets and placed first and second in all of the invitational championships. Practicing nearly every day of the week, the girls have never been more ready.

“We’ve been training hard and we’re really well prepared,” said sophomore Sarah Mallette.