Elk River swimming

The Elk  swimmers lost to St. Michael-Albertville in the Knights pool Thursday evening 100-81. The Knights placed first in all but three events. Highlight was Aaron Schwab setting two pool  records, winning the 200 freestyle (1:51.74) and backstroke (55.41). Andrew Bronshteyn in diving had the other Elk win. Coach Denise Eidem noted that the Elks [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Not all team captains are star players. One such athlete valued for leadership and spirit as much as performance was Kayla Kranitz, a tri-captain of the Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swim team this fall. Kranitz, the lone Rogers student chosen as a captain, closed her career scoring points for the Royals in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Every athlete wants to finish on a high note. That’s easier said than done. Elk River swimmer Courtney Grunewald was able to cap a six-year career with a peak performance Saturday, taking home three medals from the state swimming meet. “It was very exciting. I could not have asked [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor If she had not grown tall, and if she had not been a twin, Allison Schwab might have been a good gymnast, rather than swimmer, for Elk River. “I was in gymnastics at first, but I was getting a little tall,” giggled the 5-foot-11 Schwab on Monday, while starting practice [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Courtney Grunewald of Elk River and Jessica Young of Rogers will medal in two events each at the state swimming meet Saturday after each advanced to the finals in the preliminaries Friday at the University of Minnesota. Grunewald, a senior, will swim in the Class AA individual medley and butterfly [...]

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  The Elk River swimmers are in position to qualify for state in six events, possibly more, after an encouraging Section 8AA preliminary round Friday in their home pool. They had the best times in five events. All three relays had the fastest prelim times while Courtney Grunewald and Ali Schwab each have a first [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In the one meet of the season where every swimmer’s score counts, Elk River placed fourth among seven teams in Section 8AA true team on Saturday in their home pool at VandenBerge. Maple Grove, perennial champion, won again, followed by STMA, Buffalo, the Elks, Brainerd, Watertown-Mayer and St. Cloud [...]

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