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SPARKS and Trojans may lose swim team after current season

The Sparks and Trojans swim and dive teams have been a part of the St. Paul Academy and Summit School and Highland Park Senior High School communities for years.

Rylan Hefner, Interactive Storytelling Team

December 22, 2018

At the end of the boys swim season, the co-op between SPA and Highland Park is set to end. However, some swimmers are still fighting to keep the team together.

[PHOTO GALLERY] SPARKS defeat biggest rival

Sophomore Jasmine White hugs teammate.

Liv Larsen, Interactive Storytelling Team

October 23, 2018

The SPARKS Girls Swim and Dive team beat Central 104-82 at their meet on Oct. 16 at Humboldt High School.

Girls Swim Team uses Disney throwbacks to celebrate

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Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline Editor

October 19, 2018

SPARKS Swim and Dive listen to a lot of throwback pop and Disney songs to celebrate a long meet.

MY GEEK FACTOR: Jasmine White builds stamina (and future dreams) in the pool

Ninth grader Jasmine White competes in the backstroke at a swim meet. White has been swimming since first grade and intends to continue competing in college.

Annie Bottern, RubicOnline Editor

October 9, 2017

Nothing excites 9th grader Jasmine White more than time in the pool. The competitive swimmer talks about how she balances school, swimming, and life.

SPARKS Swim and Dive plunges into competition season

SPLASH. Captain Abby Lanz dives backwards into the
pool during a recent competition at Humboldt High School. “The girls diving team is really small, and since it’s such a small group we’re really tight knit, and we’re all very close. As a team, we want to get 11 dive lists, which is when you are able to do two dives from each of the  ve categories: forwards, backs, reverses, inwards, and twists, and a third dive from one of the categories to add up to 11 dives in total,” Lanz said.

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor

September 28, 2017

SPARKS Swim and Dive hopes to qualify for section meets during the season.

Sparks Swimming and Diving team bonds on land and in the water

Girls Swimming and Diving can practice up to 15 hours a week. “People are willing to try to be better and put in the effort to be better,” senior captain Anna Matenaer said.

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

October 1, 2013

The floor around the pool is soaked, and the benches around the edges of the room are packed with backpacks, swimming bags, and water bottles. Almost no one speaks, but it’s far from quiet. The noises of swimming are everywhere, with splashing and the soft slap of water against the pool walls. Somehow,...