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Senior Jasmine White signs the official document to swim for Lynn University.

Spartan turned Knight, White commits to swimming for Lynn University

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline February 25, 2021
Senior Jasmine White becomes the next Spartan to play a sport collegiately. She has officially committed to swim for Lynn University.
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.
SPA boys varsity soccer in a team huddle on September 14, 2019, vs Providence Academy.

[HEAD IN THE GAME] What fall captains practices could look like

Hazel Waltenbaugh, The Rubicon May 26, 2020
With the 2020-21 fall school year up in the air, captains practices remain as something teams can only hope for
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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.
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.

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

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 beats Central

SPARKS Swim and Dive beats Central

Breandan Gibbons, Online Sports Editor October 17, 2016
The girls swim team, a co-op of Highland and SPA cap off their regular season with win over St. Paul Central.
Sophomore Breandan Gibbons stands on the podium at his sections swim meet.

Gibbons represents thousands on MN Swimming Executive Board

Lucas Johnson, Sports Editor May 18, 2016
Sophomore Breandan Gibbons works on the MN Swimming Executive Board to improve youth athlete's athletic experiences.
Swimmers, sophomore Kathryn Schmechel, junior Cait Gibbons, and captain, senior Katiana Taubenberger strike a pose. “When in doubt, whoo it out,” Taubenberger said.

Five things you didn’t know about the girls swim team

Diane Huang , Chief Online Visual Editor October 2, 2014

1. They have the perfect recipe for team spirit—just add water. “When in doubt, whoo it out,” captain Katiana Taubenberger said. The swim team follows this advice faithfully. “[When we cheer]...

Sophomore Karsten Runquist does the butterfly stroke at the Jan. 24 meet at Humboldt. “... we all got into the locker room and start screaming as loud as we could to get pumped up,” freshman Matt Suzuki said.

All in (the water): TROJAN Swim Team Mindset

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Staff Writer March 25, 2014

Having a population of only four in the Upper School community, little is known about the rare specimen: the Trojan swim team. Before, they blended into the other species of students, but now they are...

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.

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

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...

Junior Jackie Olson dives during practice

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor September 12, 2013

Junior Diving captain Jackie Olson practices for a meet. Read the story and see photos by clicking here.

St. Paul Academy and Summit School junior Anna Matenaer performs in a trio at a recent synchronized swimming meet.

Anna Matenaer makes a splash in synchronized swimming

Hannah Johnson, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2013

With a deep breath, St. Paul Academy and Summit School junior Anna Matenaer dived into the blue water. Slowly, her legs rose above the pool’s surface, pointing towards the high ceiling. Matenaer and...

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