After an unusual season, the South Haven Lady Rams Swim Team is finding success, both on the team and the individual level.
South Haven High School’s swimming pool was closed in the early spring for renovations and improvements as part of the current SHPS Bond Project. Those renovations hit a snag, and in August the team was notified that they would be without a home pool for the duration of the season. That meant practicing at the nearby Bronson Wellness Center and swimming all of their meets away. Despite those challenges, the Rams have continued to improve throughout the season and are poised to make an impact in October and November.
As a team, the girls recently defeated Sturgis, St. Joe and Allegan in dual meets over the past few weeks.
Many swimmers and relay teams have made significant improvements. Freshman Ellie Frost and junior Caroline Meyer have qualified for MHSAA State Meet in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle races. The Medley Relay team of Sierra Garber, Elise Postma, Frost and Meyer also recently qualified.
In addition, sophomore Elise Postma qualified in the 100 Breaststroke for the MISCA State Meet at Eastern Michigan University this weekend. Also qualifying for that meet was the Rams 200 Free Relay Team, which is .22 seconds away from qualifying for State.
Congratulations to these swimmers for their hard work and dedication in a season that has provided some unique challenges.
Pictured above: junior Caroline Meyer
From left to right: Sierra Garber, Elise Postma, Ellie Frost, Caroline Meyer
From left to right: Meyer, Postma, Skylar Garber, Frost