Swim/Dive: SHS and Glacier Peak show up strong at state meet
SNOHOMISH - Every year that swimming head coach Rob Serviss coached the Snohomish High School and Glacier Peak High School swim and dive teams, he’s has had athletes go to the state meet.
Both boys teams appeared in last weekend’s finals of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) championship swim and dive meet in Federal Way. A total of six athletes from Snohomish High and five from Glacier Peak made it to state.
Glacier Peak High School swimmer Nick Lavigne during practice
“State is always fun,” Serviss said last week.
The coach surveyed his swimmers and divers, ranging from sophomores to seniors, splashing around the pool at the Snohomish Aquatic Center preparing for their next set. He and Assistant Coach Christy Taylor called out minor adjustments to technique to individual swimmers as they worked on their turns and finishes.
“I’ve never not gone to state since I’ve been coaching here,” Serviss said.
His swim and dive programs have produced strong athletes, although the programs were hindered by not having a stable site to practice until January’s opening of the Snohomish Aquatic Center. With the aquatic center, the two teams have enjoyed a state-of-the-art facility.
“The other teams that have been here (to the Snohomish Aquatic Center) seem to really enjoy the experience,” Serviss said. “The new facility is amazing. The boys are really appreciative of the facility, and everybody that’s been here seems to love it.”
Snohomish High School's Rob Williams (center) during practice
Maybe the programs will build back up, and maybe more athletes will qualify for State since there is now a solid facility for them to practice in and further develop.
“Our athletes from both schools performed extremely well,” Serviss said after the state meet.
State finalist results
From Snohomish High:
• Easton Lemos, senior: 6th overall in the 200 yard freestyle
• Jacob Rudolph, sophomore: 16th overall in the 50 yard freestyle
• Joel Tonsgard, senior: 8th overall in 1 meter diving
• Hunter Garver, senior: 15th overall in 1 meter diving
From Glacier Peak High School:
• Nick Lavigne, sophomore: 7th overall in 100 yard butterfly
From Snohomish High:
• 50 yard freestyle event: Jacob Rudolph, 10th grade
• 200 yard free relay: Rudolph, Lemos, Rob Williams, Bo Salvadalena
From Glacier Peak:
• Diving: Andre Shigetomi, junior
• 400 yard freestyle relay: Lavigne, Shigetomi; juniors Patrick McDowell and Curran MacMillan
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