Swim team 2022

The Algona swim team is a mixture of 12 swimmers from Algona, Bishop Garrigan, and Estherville. Estherville has four swimmers, while Bishop Garrigan has just one. Algona has six swimmers and one diver. The team is very young this year, with only one senior. The Algona swim team has six new swimmers this year, five being freshmen. One of those freshmen, Natalee Reemstma, said, “Joining swim team has been the most fun and best decision I have made going into high school.”

The Bulldogs started their year at Estherville against Spencer on August 23rd. One highlight from this meet was Reese Taylor. She runs cross country, but when she is not running, she is attending swim meets to dive. She had a final score of 170.65.

  Algona’s next meet was just two days later, on August 25th, at Perry. The swim team took a loss at this meet, but three swimmers took home medals. Brooke Ludwig, being one of them, got first in the 200 yard freestyle.

The swimmers got back in the water for practice since their next meet wasn’t until September 6th at Perry, against Perry and Boone. Algona’s medley relay team got 2nd out of five teams with a time of two minutes and 17 seconds. Senior, Faith Huber, got fourth in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of two minutes even.

On the 8th, the Bulldog swimmers traveled to Fort Dodge for a triangular with Sioux City West and Fort Dodge. Algona’s swimmers kept getting better by shaving off more and more time.

The swim team traveled to Perry for the third time this season on Tuesday, the 13th. Brooke Ludwig, of Bishop Garrigan, got 2nd in the 200 yard backstroke. Tenille Phelps, Faith Huber, Mada Steburg, and Brooklyn Adams got 2nd in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:31. 

The Bulldogs’ next meet will be at home on Tuesday, September 20th, as they compete against Spencer.