State. That says it all.

State. It’s the meet unlike any other.

2000+ fans pour into the Marshalltown YMCA. Each jockeying for the best place to cheer for their teams. The best young men gather to compete from all across the state of Iowa. The seniors swim their last high school meet, while the freshman swim their first “big one”. In short – State is a spectacle. 

This year the Rails sent seven events and 11 guys to this fun and exciting meet. Even with the short rest between districts and state, the guys did great. The biggest swim highlight of the day was the medley relay winning their heat and breaking the school record! Congrats to Hofmaier, Arias, Mit. Friend and Worth on your great swims! See some photos from the state meet below and see the full meet results.

A Rails state tradition is providing the whole team state T-shirts with the state qualifiers and alternates listed on the back. Plus, the state guys  receive a special gift. This year they received maroon robes with “RAILS State Swimming” on the back and their individual names on the front. Be sure to check out photos in the gallery.

The team, their families and fans headed to Okoboji Grill to celebrate the successful day and season. Congrats Rails!

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