Boys swimming team cruises past Waterloo

The Trojan Bolt swim team dominated Waterloo by a team score of 142-28 at the Coralville Recreation Center on Dec. 14.


Owen Aanestad

Dillon Croco ’24 swims in the 400 yard freestyle relay during a dual meet against Waterloo on Dec. 14.

Owen Aanestad, Online Editor-In-Chief

The boys swim team placed third at the state meet last season after battling COVID-19 regulations and a five-week hiatus. A new season is underway for Head Coach Byron Butler’s squad and the goal remains the same — to compete for a state title. The Trojan Bolts, as of Dec. 14, lead the state in three individual events and two relays but before February rolls around, the boys swim team had their first home dual meet of the season to focus on. The Trojan Bolts cruised their way to a 142-28 victory over Waterloo on Dec. 14 for another dual meet win.

The 200 yard medley relay team of Lukas Swanson ’23, Quinn Wubbena ’22, Nik Sung ’22 and Max Gerke ’24 got things started when they took home a first-place finish with a time of 1:42.95.

Boyd Skelley ’22 won the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.81 while teammate Kirk Brotherton ’22 won the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:02.82.

Wubbena took home a win in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 50.81 before Brotherton took home his second first-place finish of the night when he won the 100 yard backstroke by a time of 55.61.

After sweeping every event except for one, team points weren’t hard to come by for the Trojan Bolts as they easily picked up their first home dual meet win of the season over Waterloo.

The boys swim team will be back in action this weekend Dec. 18 for an invitational at the Coralville Recreation Center.