PHS Boys Swimming Team Preview
Head Coach: Sheri Ressler 4th Season 2006-07 Season: Perham was 2-1 in dual meets, including a 111-72 win over rival Detroit Lakes. The finished 3rd at the Mid-State Conference Meet with 2007 senior Nathan Lillis earning All-Conference honors in ...
2006-07 Season: Perham was 2-1 in dual meets, including a 111-72 win over rival Detroit Lakes. The finished 3rd at the Mid-State Conference Meet with 2007 senior Nathan Lillis earning All-Conference honors in the 50 free. Luke Hofland (2nd-200 free, 3rd 100 breast) and Gavin Grismer (2nd-100 back) are returning Honorable Mention All-Conference swimmers.
Park Rapids won their 2nd straight Mid-State title.
The Jackets finished 9th out of 13 teams at the Section 3 A Meet. Fergus Falls won the team title with Willmar finishing 2nd.
Casey Grismer reached State qualifying time in two events, the 200 free (1:52.61, 4th place), and the 100 free (50.69, 5th place).
At the State Class A Meet, Grismer finished 21st in the 100 free (50.69) and 12th in the 200 free (1:52.04), both school record times.
Casey Grismer, Gus Rutten, Nick Bohn.
Get to Know'em: Luke Hofland (jr.), Thomas Vezner (jr.), Ethan McMahon (jr.), Casey Rutten (jr.), Gavin Grismer (so.), Matt Murphy (so.), Luke Winterfeldt (so.), Ben Collette (fr.), TJ Studer (fr.), David Saewert (fr.).
Perham has added depth with four more swimmers than they had last year. Several new swimmers are upperclassmen with good athletic ability, but not much swimming experience. They have taken to the pool and the workouts well and give the team great potential to greatly improve as the season goes on.
The top of the line-up is strong with Casey Grismer and Luke Hofland. Newcomers Gus and Casey Rutten, who switched over from basketball, will contribute right away.
As has been the case the past three years, the Mid-State will be a tough three-way battle between Park Rapids, the two-time defending champ, Perham and Detroit Lakes. The Jackets need to get some points from diving to compete head-to-head in duals, and the conference meet.
Fergus Falls, Willmar and Hutchinson will lead a strong field in Section 3A. Perham will have a number of swimmers pushing State qualifying times.
Coaches Quote: "This is going to be a great season."