Girls Varsity Swimming · Girls Swim and Dive: Athletes adjust to a whole new world


captains pose for a picture after a recent practice. From left, are Abby Arp, Elizabeth Altman and Morgan Bosacker

Like most everything these days, things are bit different for high school athletes. The Maple Grove High School swimming and diving team is experiencing that first-hand during a COVID-19 fall season. While there are inconveniences, the Crimson are adjusting and are simply happy to be competing.

Student athletes were forced to sweat out their season’s status until the Minnesota State High School League finally gave the green light – with restrictions – in early August. And Maple Grove has thrived in dual meets thus far.

“I was very excited to be able to have a season,” senior captain Abby Arb said. “I was hoping that we would be able to participate in a sport but also didn’t have my hopes up. I am enjoying getting closer with people who I wouldn’t have really talked to before. I am also enjoying seeing our team come together and show our team spirit and have lots of fun. Some of the other seniors planned themes for the swim meets which I thought was such a fun idea…..”

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