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Dakota Ridge Dives Into Another Swim Season

DRHS swim team poses for the Think Pink game in 2022. Think Pink games are held for every sport in order to raise awareness for cancer.

Dakota Ridge swim and dive kicked off a new season on December 1, 2023, at the Ridge Recreational Center against Green Mountain High School. 

The season runs long term starting November 13, 2023 and continuing through February 8, 2024. Some major events include the Jeffco Relays, Think Pink at the Jeffco Invite, Senior Night, League, and State. 

“The community is close because we are such a small team, we’re like a family,” junior Callie Glider-Wood said. She has been swimming since her freshman year. 

If interested in supporting the team: “Come out and cheer them on at their meets,” head coach Keary Sullivan said. Several meets take place at the Ridge, so that is usually the easiest for everyone to attend.”  

The team has many new swimmers this year; however, they’re still sorry to see the old ones go. 

Last year’s 200 meter team poses after finishing. Although taken with last year’s team, many of the members have stayed the same. (Jenn Glider)

We lost a great four-year state-level swimmer who is now enjoying competing at the collegiate level, so we will be missing her,” Sullivan said. 

DRHS has one of the smallest swim and dive teams in the area, which leads to a struggle for the school, but that also allows them to form a better community as they are closer-knit than some of the bigger teams in the area. 

Last year the team placed overall.

 “13th out of 30 teams in the 4A State Meet with a very small state team…we are hoping to improve upon that this year,” Sullivan said.

This year Sullivan hopes for even more for her team.

I would like to see the girls work hard to do their best, trying new events and stepping out of their comfort zones, always striving to improve their times while also coming together as a team,” Sullivan said. 

Watch the Lady Eagles Swim and Dive right into a fresh season!

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Emily Friesen
Emily Friesen, Staff Writer
Emily Friesen is a first-year staff writer for The Cord News and a junior at Dakota Ridge High School. Emily enjoys informing the public through forms of writing and photography. When Emily is not in school she enjoys reading, spending time with her three cats, and going on hikes. Emily also wishes to strengthen her investigative skills through reporting.

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