The Rails will be face off against Carroll Tuesday (9/17) for what will be the biggest dual meet of the year. This is long-standing rivalry has the team ready to swim tough and come away with a win! We hope to PACK the stands with Lincoln supporters. So feel free to check out the event on Facebook and share it with friends and family. Plus, don’t forget to wear your FAN T-SHIRTS.
When Coach Weber took over the program in 2005, the Rails were a young team. Carroll beat Lincoln handily by almost 100 points. But a year later, we were a much stronger and faster team. We went to Carroll and had a fantastic meet. But by the time Carroll huddled up after the 50 free, it was too late. With outstanding performances, the Rails won a close one – coming down to the 400 Free Relay and the .10 second touch to victory. Lincoln won a total of three straight, 2006, 2007 & 2008.
In 2009, the Rails’ large senior class was gone and we had to rebuild the program with young athletes. Carroll, meanwhile, was a strong and deep team. They won the next three years straight – 2009, 2010, and 2011.
In 2012, the meet was intense! The girls headed to Carroll and were ready to swim for win. But Carroll wasn’t giving up their winning streak without a fight. In the end, the Rails lost a close one.
That brings us to this year! If Lincoln can get a win, it will be the first time the current seniors have ever beaten Carroll. It will be the first time in four years the Rails earn a victory against the Tigers. And it could keep the winning streak going for more regular season meets!
Let’s go Rails!