With the Sturgeon Bay swim season coming to an end last weekend at the Stevens Point sectional, Coach Tony Smith has had a few days to reflect on a season of growth. Coach Smith said one of the team's goals was to show constant improvement throughout the season. With the sectional results showcasing 13 best times out of the teams 18 events, Sturgeon Bay finished sixth out of nine teams.
This season, Trevor Smith led the Clippers with a fifth place finish in the 200IM and fifth in the 100 breaststroke. Doug Foss made it to the sectional podium as well with eighth place finishes in the 100 back and 50 free. Garrett Sowl added a podium finish in the 200 free with an eighth place finish.
Both the medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay were highlights as significant time was dropped in both at sectionals. The 200 medley was seeded sixth and finished fourth and the 400 freestyle relay dropped 9 seconds to move from the seventh seed to fifth. These major moves allowed us to outscore Shawano by 1.5 points to claim sixth place.
Relay teams of (Medley Relay) Doug Foss, Trevor Smith, Nate Danz and Lance Martens and (400 free relay) Doug Foss, Garrett Sowl, Lance Martens and Trevor Smith all dropped time on their events.
The Clippers were unable to advance any swimmers to state this season, but they managed to swim their best meet of the year at sectionals.