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Senior swimmers say goodbye

The Lady Lionfish sure know how to keep their audience entertained. On Thursday January 28, the girls took on D’Evelyn High School and Golden High School in a triple meet, taking second overall. It was also senior night, so some of the ladies had to say goodbye to the LHS pool forever.

This year’s senior class had gone through something challenging over the course of their swimming career at LHS, that is three different coaches in four years of swimming. The retirement of long-time coach “Stringy” Ervin brought about an unpopular woman last season, and finally coach Kelly Seavall–a Lady Lionfish alumni–to coach the girls this season.

“Moving from Stringy to our other coach was hard and it made swimming a lot harder to enjoy. [Coach Seavall] has been really great though,” said senior Kendall Pruitt.

Several girls qualified for state this meet, including junior Emily Sanders in the 100 back, senior Claire Tronrud in the 100 breast and the 200 medley relay of Hailey Egelhoff, Tronrud, Reganne Fornstrom and Anna Maestas. The season has been successful, and there is enough younger swimmers for the program to continue after the loss of the dozen or so from this year.

The last varsity meet is next Friday February 5 where the qualified swimmers compete against the rest of the Jeffco League.