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State season; girls’ swim team places at state

State season; girls’ swim team places at state

Rachel Finan, health and wellness writer

March 27, 2020

Under the water, the sounds of hands gliding hit her ear, and as she comes up for a breath she can hear people yelling. For Ella Pearl, junior, swimming isn’t just an individual sport. According to Pearl, the team aspect is key, and took the girls' swim and dive team to state this year. “There...

Kirkwood girls’ swim gets second in the Class 2 State Championship

Kirkwood girls’ swim gets second in the Class 2 State Championship

Henry Chappell, sports writer

March 9, 2020

At the end of the Class 2 State Championship, the KHS Girls Swim team finished in second place, tying their school record for the best finish at State since 1974 Feb. 22. One swimmer that stood out for Kirkwood in this event was Ella Pearl, junior, who won the 200-meter Individual Medley and also go...

Photo Gallery: swim and dive conference meet Feb. 4 and 6

Photo Gallery: swim and dive conference meet Feb. 4 and 6

Annie George, photographer

February 11, 2020

KHS hosted the girls' swim and dive Conference meet Feb. 4 and 6. Kirkwood, Parkway South, Parkway West, Parkway Central, Eureka, Marquette, Lafayette and Lindbergh attended. Marquette placed first, and Kirkwood took fourth. "This year's conference was a really interesting one," Ella Pearl, junior,...

Photo Gallery: girls’ swim and dive Jan. 18

Photo Gallery: girls’ swim and dive Jan. 18

Sophie Smith, Photographer

January 22, 2020

The girls' swim and dive team competed Jan. 18 against various high schools around the St. Louis area such as Parkway West, Lafayette, Webster among others.

Photo gallery: swim practice 1/25/19

Photo gallery: swim practice 1/25/19

Morgan Gindler and Mia Alexander

February 12, 2019

The Kirkwood swim and dive team practiced after school Jan. 25, 2019. This practice was right after the senior night meet. "It's not that stressful to prepare [for upcoming swimming conferences] because we taper, meaning we do less and less each practice," Joslynn Gura, freshman, said. "[Swimming...

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive Kirkwood invite

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive Kirkwood invite

Megan Tate Van Buren, photographer

February 1, 2019

Kirkwood girls' swim and dive places second overall against Lafayette, Marquette, Parkway South, Villa Duchesne and Francis Howell in the second annual Kirkwood Invite on Friday Jan. 18. 2019. "[The Kirkwood Invite] lets me spend quality time with everyone on my team as well as the other teams," said...

Photo gallery: girls’ swim practice

Photo gallery: girls’ swim practice

Kara Rieger, photographer

November 17, 2017

TKC went to the girl's swim and dive practice Nov. 15. Bella Borbonus, junior, has been swimming since her freshman year. She says it's difficult to get back into swim shape, but she's optimistic about improving her 100 freestyle time this season to get a state cut. "I like the social aspect of it," Borbonus...

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