The 2018 team is already working hard to prepare for their season which starts several months from now! The girls team has big things planned for the upcoming season after having made school history again! The 2019 team adds new depth to the line-up and star power to several events for both dual meet, the regionals meet and State. That paired with the young, talented team from 2017 has everyone excited about what the 2018 team can accomplish. Goas include a winning record, a run through the Metro Conference and a big trip to Marshalltown!
A Look Back At 2018
The 2018 Lincoln Girls swim team worked very hard to leave their mark in the swimming and diving history books at Lincoln High School. This year, the girls were coming off a very successful 2017 season and they all wanted to roll that success into even bigger accomplishments. The girls came in prepared for the year, with most having spent the prior 11 months participating in off-season training.
All that effort and focus paid off! The team set four school records as part of the 14 Top 5 Records set this year.
The team took second at Regionals for the first time in school history. They also had 3 regional champions: Chloe Pearson (Diving), Aubrey Douds (100 Free), and the 200 Free Relay (Zaugg, Dooley, Snow, Douds) along with 11 state qualifiers and alternates. Aubrey Douds set the school record in the 100 Free and qualified to State in four events as a freshman. Chloe Marquis qualified for four events for the second straight year, as a sophomore. While Cat Dooley, Torin Lackmann, Ellie Sizemore, Anika Snow and Ava Zaugg also qualified for State.
The team also accomplished:
- 8-1 record (losing only to State Champion – Ames)
- Beat Waukee in a first-ever suburban school win
- Won the Marshalltown Bobcat Swim & Dive Invite
- Beating Johnston to do so
- Won in the Pink in the Pool Invite
- Beating Cedar Rapids Washington to do so
- Regular Season Metro Conference Champs for the season straight season
- Won Metro Conference Championship Meet for the second straight season
- 2nd at the Regional meet
- 8th in the state-wide power rankings
- 15th at the State meet
2018 Team Awards:
MVP Award: Ava Zaugg
Tom Cady Achievement Award: Chloe Marquis
Rookie of the Year: Aubrey Douds
Most Improved: Emma Chase and Molly Manning
Workhorse Award: Torin Lackmann and Josie Helm
Spirit Award: Ali Poli
Team Captains: Grace Crady, Cat Dooley, Ava Zaugg