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Swimmers Receive National Recognition

Congratulations to members of our boys swim team. The guys had 6 swim events earn All-American status this year.  All-American honors go to the top 100 high school swim times in the country.  It is a significant accomplishment for any sport.  Linn-Mar swimmers recognized include:

  • Cooper Callahan: 48th (tied) in the 200FR, 86th in the 500FR
  • Aiden Carstensen: 76th in the 100BA
  • Ian Steffen: 94th (tied) in the 100BA
  • 400 FR Relay: 29th (Cooper Callahan, Ian Steffen, Luke Kelley, Aiden Carstensen)
  • 200 Md Relay: 79th (Aiden Carstensen, Blake Behrens, Ian Steffen, Ryan Horsey)

Aiden and Ian just missed the top 100 in their other events.  The 100th time in the 50FR was 20.74.  Aiden went 20.81.  Ian went 45.39 in the 100FR.  The 100th best 100FR time was 45.32.

In learning of the All-American status, boys swim coach Tom Belin said “This is an impressive achievement for our young men.  This year’s team raised the bar, but it’s more than that.  They continue a tradition that has built and elevated our team to a national level.”

We can’t wait to see what our team continues to do in the future!  Go Lions!