Estherville Eels to send over 30 to state
For the past two years, the Estherville Eels Swim Team has featured 60-plus swimmers.
The Estherville Eels, encompassing youth ages 5-18, are sponsored by the Estherville Parks and Recreation Department and the Regional Wellness Center.
This season over 30 swimmers have qualified for the Greater Iowa Swim League State Meet in Marshalltown Iowa on March 15.
Eight swimmers have also qualified for the Midwest Regional Meet, which will be held at the University of Minnesota on April 5 and 6.
The Eels had two successful meets this season at the Regional Wellness Center and some very competitive meets in Carroll and Emmetsburg.
“I enjoyed seeing the swimmers progress throughout the season and I’m looking forward to watching the swimmers compete at state” said coach Tony Nath. “I would like to thank all the parents and volunteers who have helped with the program, either by allowing a swimmer to ride with them for an away meet, being a timer at our home meets or helping organize swimmers before a meet”.
Co-coach David Nitchals also commented about his time with the program.
“I would also like to thank the swimmers for putting in the time to get better,” Nitchals said. “Tony and I only had them a few hours a week. It was their job to put in the extra work if they wanted to be successful swimmers, whether it was working out on their own or studying the technique of other successful swimmers. It has been a successful season and I am looking forward to the future with these swimmers.”