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Junior Olivia Henderson takes off of the wall for her 100-yard backstroke. Im not happy with how I started that race, Henderson said. I left my hips in the water because I was afraid of my feet slipping, but it definitely slowed me down. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Speedo Region VIII Sectionals canceled because of COVID-19 health concerns

Turner DeArmond March 16, 2020
Junior Turner DeArmond's swim season was supposed to culminate the Speedo Region VIII Sectionals March 12-15, but COVID-19 health concerns cut it short.
Art by Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020
LGBTQ athletes share their coming out stories and discuss how the athletic community accepted and alienated them during their lives.
Sophomore Piper Forthaus swims freestyle at a 6 a.m. swim practice Friday, Dec. 7. Forthaus will compete at state this weekend.

Girls’ swim and dive to compete at State Championship

Bailey Stover February 13, 2019

The girls’ swimming and diving team will compete at the City of St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, MO beginning tomorrow and continuing through Saturday. Class 2 will compete Thursday and Friday morning,...

Girls’ swim, dive finishes third at Springfield Invitational

Jordyn Thompson January 27, 2019
The swim and dive team finished third place at the Springfield Invitational.
Junior Ainsley Barnes as she makes the final stretch of the 200 meter freestyle. Benson regard the event with much dislike but says it is her best event that she competes in. Benson would take first in her heat and earn her way a place in the final rounds the next day. Photo by Camryn DeVore

Girls’ swimming and diving places second at COMO Invite

Bailey Stover January 7, 2019
Coming off of winter break, the girls’ swim and dive team dove right back into competition at the COMO Invite Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 where the team placed second overall. The team had only competed three other times prior to this meet, so team members took advantage of the opportunity to swim fast times and make state cuts, times that will automatically qualify them to compete at state later in their season.
The RBHS boys swim team participates in the COMO Invitational Oct. 6. Photo by Kate Burns.

Boys’ swimming, diving finishes regular season

Ji-Sung Lee October 28, 2018
The swimming and diving meet held Oct. 27 was the last chance for Bruins to achieve state qualifying marks and times.
Swimming, diving prepare for state championship

Swimming, diving prepare for state championship

Ji-Sung Lee February 16, 2018
The swim and dive team prepares to compete in the state championship meet today and tomorrow.
Girls swimming and diving places third at Springfield Invitational

Girls’ swimming and diving places third at Springfield Invitational

Rochita Ghosh January 28, 2018
The girls' swimming and diving team took home a third, despite competing in off-events.
Girls swimming starts in Independence meet

Girls’ swimming starts in Independence meet

Faaris Khan December 14, 2017
The Lady Bruins’ swim team has begun this season with a desire for the title, and will compete at the Independence Invitational from Dec. 15-16, one of the main competitions of the season.
Letter of intent: Track and cross country coach Neal Blackburn
looks over his daughter, Aliyah Blackburn‘s shoulder,
who will run at Bradley University next year. Photo courtesy of Jamie Blackburn

Athletes sport new team colors

Alexis Walker May 14, 2017

After four years, the transition from high school athletics to a collegiate setting could have been overwhelming, but Truman State University freshman Emily Harl said it was one she was willing to make. As...

Photo credit to Lee Jin-man / AP

Michael Phelps’ legacy sparks inspiration

Faaris Khan April 27, 2017
Legendary athletes are present in every sport. In swimming, however, the legacy of former Olympian Michael Phelps creates a new meaning to inspiration.
Spring tryouts pose challenges for athletes

Spring tryouts pose challenges for athletes

Ji-Ho Lee April 4, 2017
Student athletes practice to beat the cut of tryouts and talk about the struggles, butterfly nerves, and excitement they face pre-season.
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