The Dschaak family wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Alika suffered a complete shut down of her kidneys and was put to rest on Nov. 29th. She had been a part of the family since 2001.  RIP

 

Today marks the official start of the season for Loveland High School’s Swim Team.  Alex and Taylor return after a very successful season last year. You can read about the expectations for the upcoming season in this Loveland Herald article: CLICK HERE

Here are Alex and Taylor with their medals from Districts (District swims qualify you for State) where they each made multiple trips to the award podium.

Alex returns for her senior year with goals to go out with her best season yet of high school swimming. After signing with Marshall University and being named a team captain she is ready for a great final season swimming for Loveland.  Highlights from last year include: 2-time All Conference 1st Team: 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 2-time All Conference 2nd team: 50 Free, 100 Back, All Conference Academic Team, 4 time Ohio High School State Swimming Championship finalist: 15th in both individual events (100 back, 100 Free) , 11th in 200 Medley Relay, and 6th in 200 Free Relay.

Here is a video of her 100 Back swim at Sectionals that kicked off her run to State:

Alex went into Districts as the #2 seed in the 100 Back swimming in the Championship heat.  This was her 1st time ever swimming in Championship Heat at Districts.  There is a lot of pressure as the announce all the swimmers and their top performances.

Taylor returns for her sophomore season after a very successful freshman season. Last year she was playing soccer into early November and really wasn’t in the water regularly until the soccer season was over, so she should be in good shape to build on what was a successful season: 3-time All Conference 1st Team: 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 100 Butterfly, 1-time All Conference 2nd Team 200 Free, All Conference Academic Team, 2 time State finalist (100 Fly – 14th, 200 Medley Relay – 6th).

One of the most exciting races of the season was the 100 Fly FAVC Championship swim where it was close as it gets for three swimmers at the finish.

They capped off the season swimming together on the 200 Freestyle Relay and Ohio High School State Championship where they finished 6th and made a trip to the award podium. It was a great swim and quite the experience to go to the podium and receive their medals from their gold medalist head coach Dan Ketchum.

It will be challenging to repeat that performance this season as one of their top swimmers graduated last year.  They will need someone to step and replace her.   Still I know both girls are looking forward to a great season and returning to State.

2010-2011 Meet schedule: CLICK HERE

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