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APPRECIATION. Senior Amalia Laguna opens gift bags with her fellow senior Spark swimmers.

Amalia Laguna finds her place on the Sparks

Annie Zhang, The Rubicon November 10, 2023
As a senior, joining the team for the first time has brought unique challenges but also joys to her experiences.
LETs RECAP. With the conclusion of most fall sports, with the exception of teams currently in section or state tournaments, the highlights (and lowlights) of each team are shared with the community.

2022 Fall sports recap: Wins, losses, and teamwork

Orion Kim, Eliza Farley, Maddy Fisher, and Claire Kim October 27, 2022
A guide to the stories, challenges, wins, and losses from each sports team this year.
DEEP BREATH. Butterfly, one of the most difficult strokes, requires strength, a consistent rhythm and well-timed breaths.

[PHOTO STORY] SPARKS defeated by conference rival Central

Ali Browne, RubicOnline October 16, 2022
The Sparks and Central swim and dive teams battled it out for the right to represent St. Paul in the upcoming Twin Cities meet.
Senior Marie Schumacher swims her first inidividual event of the night which is the 200 freestyle.

SPARKS flip turn to the end of their season with last conference meet

Elle Chen, RubicOnline October 15, 2021
Tonight, the SPARKS swim and dive team competed against Central, Humbolt, Harding, ...
Junior Elena Sjaastad gives a pep talk during a meet against Como Park at Humboldt on Sept. 2.

SPARKS dive into full season

Eve Sampsell-Jones, The Rubicon September 28, 2021
The swim team is ready to reach new heights and swim new lengths this year.
Junior Katherine Welsh finished her second year coaching the boys diving team, assisting the leading coach.

[COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT] Welsh transfers diving passion to coaching boys diving

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline April 4, 2021
Welsh herself dives all year round and has transferred her passion into volunteer work.
Junior Divya Bhargava cheering for a teammate during a meet in 2020.

SPARKS Swim and Dive adjusts to COVID-19 protocols

Noor Christava, Staff Writer November 14, 2020
With the Covid-19 pandemic, SPARKS Swim and Dive had to make changes to their season.
Junior KK Welsh shares her diving experience and new conference record. (Submitted by KK Welsh)

Welsh dives all in for 6AA sections: her biggest fear is not diving, but water

Elle Chen, Production Manager October 30, 2020
This week, junior KK Welsh set a new diving record at a meet against Harding.
Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons.

Fall seasons wrap up amid pandemic changes

Maren Ostrem, Managing Editor October 26, 2020
Sports seasons have been altered and shifted at every turn during their 2020 fall seasons. However, most sports are still having sections, and all of them are currently wrapping up their seasons. 
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.

SPARKS and Trojans may lose swim team after current season

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.
Sophomore Jasmine White hugs teammate.

[PHOTO GALLERY] SPARKS defeat biggest rival

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.
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Girls Swim Team uses Disney throwbacks to celebrate

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.
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