Boys swim hopes to improve during current season


Kaylee O'Dell

During a swim meet against Francis Howell Central, junior Caleb Warner performs the butterfly stroke. Warner placed 3rd in state last year for 100 meter breaststroke.

Molly Brim, Administrative Editor

Coach: Todd Gabel

Last season record: Suburban Conference Yellow Pool: The Lancers placed 7th place out of nine schools with a total number of points of 159. In the 200 medley relay, Lafayette placed 5th place out of seven schools with time of 1:43.83.

Missouri Class 2 State Championship finals: The Lancers placed 14th out of 29 schools with a total number of 52 points.

Swimmers to Watch: Juniors Sam Bolla, Ryan Domsalla and Caleb Warner, sophomores Matteo Friere and Ryan Huang

Captains: Seniors Brad Allison, Masis Bagautdinov, junior Sam Bolla

Current record: 3 wins, placed 2nd in tri meet on Sept. 20 and 8th overall at the Cape Central Invitational on Sept. 11

Player Intel:

“Well, we just got moved to a different class for state so we are hoping to kind of see who we are going to be swimming against there and see how we compare. This is a class we haven’t been in before so we don’t know what it’s going to be like,” Allison said.

“I’m hoping that most of our team can swim at conference and we can have a good state team.  Last year we had two out of three relays make state so I’m hoping this year all three are state finals this year,” Bolla said.

Coach Intel:

“We hope to finish well for the season. Hoping for lots of improvement throughout the season,” Gabel said.