Saturday, February 16, 2013
Overall, the Whitefish Bay boys swim team took eighth in the state tournament Friday.
Joe Kaszubowski is once again the Division 2 state diving champion. The Whitefish Bay sophomore stole the show at the state diving meet Friday, bringing home Whitefish Bay's 13th state diving championship in school history. Last year, Whitefish Bay NOW reported Kaszubowski was the first to win a diving championship since Alex Hawley in 1996 and the 12th diving champion in school history. The Blue Dukes boys took eighth overall in the Division 2 state meet at the UW-Madison Natatorium Friday. Here's a breakdown of how the other swimmers placed:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Whitefish Bay swimmers took second place at sectionals last weekend, winning four events and qualifying for state in another four events.
After a strong second-place showing in the WIAA sectional this past weekend, Whitefish Bay swimmers and divers are now preparing for the big state meet in Madison. Whitefish Bay swimmers and divers won four events in the WIAA sectional this past weekend at Cudahy High School. Whitefish Bay took second to Shorewood, earning 347 points to Shorewood's 360 points. Whitefish Bay senior Joe Kaszubowski took first place in diving. Senior Ethan Bott earned a first place in the 100-yard Backstroke. Bott and his teammates sophomore Noah Oldson, junior Curt Walther, and senior Ethan Nikolau also won first place in the 200-yard medley relay. Oldson, junior Joey McMahon, and seniors Nikolau and Bott won the 400-yard free relay. Also qualifying for the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
A pool renovation ceremony was held shortly before Whitefish Bay's meet against Homestead Thursday night.
The Whitefish Bay community celebrated the installation of a renovated swimming pool, and then saw the pool put to good use in a meet against Homestead Thursday night. Last year, the Nebbish Society fundraiser generated more than $100,000 from the community and another $110,000 from the Whitefish Bay School District for the purchase and installation of a moveable bulkhead, which was installed in September. Responding to new safety regulations, Whitefish Bay athletic officials decided last year to reorient the lanes perpendicular to the previous racing lanes so swimmers could launch into deeper water. Because of the longer pool length, a moveable bulkhead wall was needed to define the end of the 25-yard swimming lane. With the moveable …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Four individuals and three relay teams competed at the state meet in Madison Friday night.
Whitefish Bay's girls swim team took seventh in the Division 2 state meet at the UW Natatorium in Madison. Relays The 400-yard freestyle relay team placed fourth with a time of 3:39.86. The team is made up of senior Sabrina Raber, sophomore Hannah Pasterski, senior Sarah Olver and senior Annelise Sprau. The 200-yard medley relay team finished third with a time of 1:49.91. The team is made up of juior Foley Van Lie Shout, senior Sarah Olver, senior Annelise Sprau and sophomore Hannah Pasterski. The 200-yard freestyle relay team placed seventh with a time of 1:40.79. The team is made up of sophomore Anna Lauko, senior Sabrina Raber, freshman Maggie Colton and sophomore Hannah Pasterski. Individuals Senior Annelise Sprau placed seventh in the…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By reconfiguring the pool, Whitefish Bay swimmers will now launch from new starting blocks in a deeper area of the pool and turn around at a new moveable wall. The change also allows more meets to be held at home.
A new, moveable wall installed in the high school pool this week will allow the high school swim team to once again host swim meets. Due to new safety regulations that prohibit swimmers from launching from the pool deck in water less than 4-feet deep, high school swimmers will now launch from starting blocks in a deeper area of the pool and swim perpendicular to the previous racing lanes. Because of the longer pool length, the end of the standard 25-yard swimming lane will now be defined by a moveable wall, better known as a bulkhead, that was installed Tuesday near the south end of the pool. The bulkhead is expected to be anchored to the pool wall prior to the girls' next home meet on Tuesday. Now, Whitefish Bay swimmers will be launching…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Roughly half of the funds came from individuals and community organizations, while the other half came from the school district. Find out when the pool will be closed for some work to be done.
In only four weeks, the Whitefish Bay High School swim program was able to raise just over $200,000 to bring its pool into compliance with safety standards and once again host home swim meets. The swimming pool renovation fundraiser reached its goal, generating more than $100,000 from the community and another $110,000 from the Whitefish Bay School District for the purchase and installation of a moveable bulkhead. Other donations came from the Whitefish Bay Public Education Foundation, Sendik's, the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation, Duke Pride, North Shore Swim Club, the Whitefish Bay High School Parent Association, parent-teacher organizations from Whitefish Bay Middle School, Cumberland School and Richards School and the Shorewood Swim …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Lennart Hansen learned to swim in the North Sea at the age of 4.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
New safety regulations have left high school swim team unable to host home meets unless they make pool renovations.
Whitefish Bay's swimming pool was known as the "fastest pool in the state" when it was built in the 1960s, but now the pool can't even host a swim meet unless it receives a $200,000 upgrade. This school year, Whitefish Bay High School's boys and girls swim teams each only hosted one home swim meet because races are required to start in the water, not on blocks or pool deck, as normally happens. The change in starting location comes as a result of a new safety regulation imposed this school year by the National Federation of High Schools, which ruled that swimmers cannot launch from the deck unless the water is 4 feet deep. Whitefish Bay's pool is only 3 feet, 6 inches deep at each end, which was accepted until the organization notified the…