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Girls Swim and Dive Are Headed to State

By Staff, 11/15/21, 9:00AM CST


After an incredible season placing 6-3 in the conference, the Raiders placed 3rd in the section meet and are sending 12 athletes to state: seven qualifiers and five alternates. The Girls Swim and Dive team has been training and competing since August 16 and are ready to swim their way through the state meet. These girls have not only achieved success in the pool, but have been leaders across the board in the halls and classrooms of CDH.  

“We couldn’t be more proud of their dedication to learning, competing and being strong role models here at CDH,” said Head Coach Lisa Thomas.  “With a team of 47 athletes, these girls have swam and dove their way through amazing accomplishments during their dual season, JV Conference, Section Prelims, Section Finals, and now on to State!”  

The team also achieved major success in the classroom as well earning the highest Academic Award of Gold Status in our Section with a group GPA of 3.78.   

Coach Thomas was also named Section Co-Coach of the Year! A tremendous accomplishment for the second year coach and a true testament to the program she is building. 

Congratulations to the following Raiders who have qualified for the state meet:

200 Medley Relay:  Josie Thomas ’24, Olivia Reeder ’24, Leah Hausmann ’22, Sara Lindner ’25

200 Freestyle Relay: Lindner, Lillian Moore ’24, Molly Magnuson ’25, Izzy Macheel ’24

400 Freestyle Relay: Hausmann, Magnuson, Moore, Macheel

200 IM: Hausmann

100 Free: Macheel

100 Breast: Moore

CDH will also send five State Relay Alternates to the state meet as well and those swimmers are:  Aynsley Fitzgerald ’24, Maeve Johnston ’25, Eden Kelly ’25, Saela Schwab ’22, and Grace Wethington ’22.

The Raiders will compete in the MSHSL State Meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center this Friday and Saturday starting 12 pm each day. Let’s pack the Aquatic Center with a sea of purple and gold!