VSU swam their second dual meet last night against Waterloo. The girls had solid times, some again improving their best times from last year.

At the beginning of each season, each swimmer writes down their goals and how they intend to work to achieve those specific goals. Several girls have already reached their goals - and not because they weren't challenging enough, but because they've worked incredibly hard to get there. They'll need to re-evaluate their goals and raise the bar a bit to keep pushing for the remainder of the season.

Clarissa Carolan is one of those achievers. She set out to swim her 100 Backstroke in under 1:08.00 this year - she clocked a 1:07.74 last night. She wanted her 50. Backstroke relay split to be 30 seconds (2 seconds faster than last year) - she went 30.55 at her first meet last Monday. Clarissa trained all summer and has worked very hard this fall season, and her hardwork is already paying off.

The 200 Medley Relay of Carolan, Lexi Goodell, Geordyn Webster and Maren Redlinger put up a 2:00.58 to take 1st place, and sit only 1.5 seconds off of what the State Qualifying time was for that event in 2019.

Carolan, Goodell, Webster, and Justyce Dominick all pulled in first place finishes in their individual events. Freshman Molly Clark posted some great times as well in the 50 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle Relay. With such strong depth in freestyle this year, there is a good chance of some scholl records falling in the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.

By the end of the night, VSU had earned 1st place in 8 of the 11 swimming events, 2nd place in 2 others but came up just shy of winning the dual. Waterloo scored 13 unanswered points in diving because VSU has no diving facilities and therefore no diving squad. VSU has a break now before heading to Oskaloosa on September 10.

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