|Holyoke swimmers take second place at opening meet|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
The Holyoke Swim Club fell just short of first place at the Northwest Kansas Swim League opening meet on Saturday, May 31.
Holyoke Swim Club took second place in the team standings, ending only three points behind Goodland, Kan. The final scores of the opening meet were Goodland, Kan., 294, Holyoke 291, Wray 187, Burlington 152, Colby, Kan., 140, Flagler 67, Oberlin, Kan., 53 and Oakley, Kan., 14.
Briar Bergner, left, gives swimmer Elby Kropp some pointers while coach Amy Krogmeier, right, preps swimmer Josie Schlacter for the 9-10 100 yd. girls’ freestyle relay.
Eight teams were represented by 256 competitors at Saturday’s meet. Holyoke had a strong presence at the meet with 47 swimmers.
The coaches were very pleased with Holyoke’s performance on Saturday. Coach Adria Colver was particularly impressed with how close the team competition was for first place. She attributed some of the success to increased size of this year’s team but also thought the results reflected the determination of the Holyoke swimmers.
“This team is not afraid to leave their comfort zone, both at practice and at meets,” added Colver.
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