The Kirkwood Call

State season; girls’ swim team places at state

Paige Howell, junior, dives off the blocks as her race begins.

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...

Photo Gallery: girls’ swim and dive Jan. 18

The girl's swim and dive team competed on Jan. 18th against various high schools around the St. Louis area such as Parkway West, Lafayette, Webster, and more.

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: girls’ swim and dive conference

Aliya Swearngin, sophomore, stands before the crowd after placing 7th for the 50 freestyle with a time of 25:46.

Megan Tate Van Buren, photographer

February 10, 2019

Kirkwood is awarded 2nd place in conference against Marquette, Parkway Central, Lindbergh, Eureka, Lafayette and Parkway South. "I met many great people this season,"said Sandra Swat, junior. "[I] was able to spend the last meet with [the team] and make a final memory with them."  ...

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive Kirkwood invite

photo by Megan Tate Van Buren

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 and dive vs. Marquette Dec. 11

Olivia Inion, freshman, does a reverse flip off the diving board. She has been diving on and off since the age of 5.

Kelley Cochran, photographer

December 18, 2018

Marquette won against Kirkwood with a score of 128-56. This is their 5th meet this season, and they have 6 more meets before heading into state. "The best part of my job is to work with all these awesome, talented, smart kids at Kirkwood high school" Matt Beasley, swim coach said. "It can be hard to...

Which KHS winter sport team do you belong on?

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Madisen Bromfman and Sophia Molitor

November 21, 2018

Answer these winter related questions to find out which KHS winter sports team you belong on. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);;js.src='';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive practice 1/25

Mia Chitwood, sophomore, pushes off the wall out of a flip turn.

Mary Frizzell, photographer

February 1, 2018

"The sport is challenging because everyday no matter what's happened we all have to try our hardest, but everyone wants each other to get their best times and we all have each other's backs," Molly Sheridan, junior, said.

Meramec walks the plank

Meramec walks the plank

John Drury, features writer

November 5, 2015

Eighteen months and $11 million later, the Walker Natatorium stands completed on the far west end of the KHS campus. The boys’ swim and dive team meets Monday through Saturday with an additional morning practice on Wednesdays in preparation for the upcoming state championship. The girls’ team comes...

Walker Natatorium opens

View of the Walker Natatorium as seen from the diving boards.

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor

October 2, 2015

The Walker Natatorium opened Wednesday, Sept. 30. Dr. Michael Havener, principal, got on the microphone, counted to three and shouted “jump,” and the swimmers all dove in. “I don’t know if words can describe how excited we are,” Matt Beasley, swim and dive coach, said. “[Everyone ce...

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