Elk River swimming

The Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman swimmers placed third among 11 teams in the Northwest Suburban Conference Relays, the season opener, on Thursday in Coon Rapids. Centennial outscored perennial conference champion Maple Grove to win the meet. Top Elk finishes were second place in the butterfly and 200 freestyle races. The had free third-places and two fourth-places. See [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Courtney Grunewald was just 6 the first time she had a swimming race. “I was a water baby,” she laughs. “My grandparents got me involved, and I’ve been a swimmer ever since.” A career that started at Minneapolis Golf Club, where her grandparents were members, has blossomed nicely with the [...]

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  Aaron Schwab of Elk River placed 11th and 12th in his events at the state Class AA swimming finals on Saturday evening at the University of Minnesota, and re-broke one of his school records. Schwab, a junior, placed 11th in the 200 individual medley with 1:58.84, after placing ninth in the preliminaries Friday with [...]

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  Elk River junior Aaron Schwab set two school records and advanced to the consolation finals in two events at the state Class AA swimming meet Friday evening. The Elks qualified for state in seven events but did not make the top 16 in any of the others, so Schwab will be the only team [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Six Elk River swimmers were working out this week in preparation for competing in a total of seven events at the state Class AA meet Thursday though Saturday at the U of M. The Star News stopped in Tuesday for a group shot and a chat with the state [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk  River qualified for state in seven events at the Section 8AA meet at home Saturday, including a nice surprise in diving. Making the state trip along with established stars Collin Krueger and Aaron Schwab (both of whom set team records Saturday) and their relay mates will be 5-foot-1, [...]

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  Elk River swimming standouts Collin Krueger and Aaron Schwab are in contention for state berth’s after Section 8AA preliminaries Friday, a meet hosted by the Elks at VandenBerge. Krueger, a senior, had the best prelim time in the 200 freestyle (1:47.57) and second-best  in the 100 freestyle (49.15) Schwab, a junior, had the second-best [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Collin Krueger is engineered for swimming, long and lean at 6-foot-2 and 155 pounds, with power in the upper body from weightlifting, and oversized hands that, in his words, “grab a lot of water.” That ideal physique, plus competitive zeal, make this Elk River senior a consistent and versatile winner [...]

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