The Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving Team spent the ’17 season in a brand new home, easily the best pool in St. Louis. Captain Hunter Grannum ’19 continued to dominate in his last year of competition in diving for the Rams, breaking team records, going undefeated throughout the duel meet season, clinching the Class 1 State Championship and setting the Class 1 State record. Captain Chris Swanson ’18 led a team that was heavy in underclassmen, and he represented the Rams, finishing top-16 in the 50 Free. A strong and large group of freshmen, including State Championship qualifiers, Jackson Fox ’21, Greg Dreisewerd ’21 and Eric Ji ’21, represent a bright future for the Rams in the upcoming years. At State, Fox, Dreisewerd and Ji all earned top-16 finishes in their individual events, and Ji earned 6th in 100 Backstroke. The Rams’ 200 Medley and 400 Free relays also placed in the top-16, and overall, the Rams tied with Clayton High School for 9th place at the Class 1 State Championships.
The team continues to grow each year as larger incoming freshmen classes look to bring the squad back to healthy numbers. From the board to the blocks, the Rams grow stronger every season. And from the ’17 season, all signs point to a very bright future for the team.