PREVIEW: The Decorah Girls Swim Team is gearing up for the season

Posted: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 5:31 PM
Front row L-R: Tori Hines, Hannah Franzen, Ashley Elsbernd, Meridian Snitker, Kathleen Looney, Kiana Folkedahl, Emily Vonya, Destiny Berns, and Danielle Lundtvedt. Middle row L-R: Coach Bachelder, Nia Whitsitt (manager) Mia Smedsrud, Alexis Hogan, Ella Hermeier, Cassi Moss, Jessica Ling, Margaret Rhodes, and Josie Johnson. Back row L-R: Alivia Bahr, Katherine Bruening , Sarina Guzman, Emma Bachelder, Jane Murphy, Maddie Putnam, Lauren Johnson, and coach Storlie

There are 25 girls on the Decorah Swim Team this year as 13 seniors graduated last year. This is the third year for head coach Allie Bachelder.

Returning letter winners for the team are Sarina Guzman, Jessica Ling, Emma Bachelder, Destiny Berns, Katherine Bruening, Danielle Lundtvedt, Tori Hines, Kiana Folkedahl, Hannah Franzen, Jane Murphy and Mia Smedsrud.

Captains this year are Sarina Guzman, Jessica Ling, Emma Bachelder and Katherine Bruening.

Emma Bachelder is a returning State Swim Meet qualifier.  She qualified in four events both her freshman and sophomore years and was the conference athlete of the year her sophomore year. 

The first swim meet for the Vikings will be Thursday, August 23rd, at Mason City.

Returning letter winners: Front row L-R: Tori Hines, Hannah Franzen, Jessica Ling, Kiana Folkedahl. Back row L-R: Mia Smedsrud, Katherine Bruening, Serena Guzman, Emma Bachelder, Jane Murphy, Destiny Berns, and Danielle Lundtvedt
Captains L-R: Katherine Bruening, Serena Guzman, Emma Bachelder, and Jessica Ling
Seniors L-R: Josie Johnson, Serena Guzman, and Jessica Ling