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Perham/NYM boys, girls swim teams have joint banquet

Swimmers recognized for achievements last season

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Members of the Perham/New York Mills girls swim team with their awards at the joint banquet Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Jensen Maiden)

The Perham/New York Mills boys and girls swim teams had a joint banquet Wednesday, June 16, to recognize the swimmers' accomplishments last season and announce the captains for the 2021-22 season.

One swimmer, Irene Mursu, qualified for sections in all eight swimming events, making her a Cullendorfer finisher. There were 8 Ironman and 11 Ironwoman finishers, which means the swimmers successfully completed all eight swimming events in competition:

  • Shanetta Reitmeyer
  • Irene Mursu
  • Jasmyn Olson
  • Lucie Meyer
  • Kaydi Mursu
  • Lucy Schultz
  • Katelyn Kratze
  • Elle McDonald
  • Molly Meyer
  • Maggie Vickmark
  • Taylor Ziemke
  • Luke Becker
  • Jonah Bieger
  • Max George
  • Dan Kingsley
  • Domanik Hagen
  • Bjorn Anderson
  • Blake Swenson
  • Alex Mack

Members of the team also broke several records during the season. In the 200 medley relay, the team of Molly Meyer, Katelyn Kratzke, Taylor Ziemke, and Elle McDonald set a record with a time of 2:20.04. In the 50 freestyle, Taylor Ziemke broke the record with a time of 27.05. Blake Swenson broke two records: the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:25.92 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.77.
The Yellowjackets also had one swimmer qualify for state. Brittney Lorentz was seeded 13th in the state tournament for diving.

Team awards were also given given out at the banquet:

Team Spirit: Josi Mindermann and Justin Spencer

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Most Improved: Madison Lohse and Domanik Hagen

Pace Setter: Irene Mursu and Max George

Rookie of the Year: Taylor Ziemke and Alex Mack

Coaches' Award: Shanetta Reitmeyer

Additionally, the captains for the 2021-2022 season were named. For the girls team, Irene Mursu, Jasmyn Olson, and Madison Ruther will be the captains, and for the boys team Luke Becker, Max George, and Dan Kingsley were named.

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Members of the Perham/New York Mills boys swim team at the awards banquet Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Jensen Maiden)

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