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Freshman capitalizes on state meet experience

Freshman capitalizes on state meet experience

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

December 5, 2017


Filed under Fall, Girls Swimming and Diving, Showcase, Sports

Freshman Victoria Treder’s heart thumped quickly as she watched her teammates swim in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle at the Michigan High School Athletic Association girls Division II swimming and diving championships at Holland High School from Nov. 17-18. Treder has swam for the Grosse Pointe Shores...

Girls swimming places at state meet

Girls swimming places at state meet

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2015


Filed under Fall, Girls Swimming and Diving, Sports

For sophomore Sam Villani, who has spent every day in the water since August, qualifying for states was the ultimate goal. Now, her hard work has paid off. Michigan’s state-level swim meet was held on Nov. 20-21 at Oakland University, in which Villani placed third in the 100 backstroke and ninth in...

Just add water: swimming assistant coach Fred Michalik’s passion runs in family

Just add water: swimming assistant coach Fred Michalik’s passion runs in family

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015


Filed under Fall, Girls Swimming and Diving, Sports

A natural in the water, volunteer assistant varsity swimming coach Fred Michalik grew a passion for the sport when he was just 6 years old. Michalik got his start at the Boys Club of Detroit in the 40s, only a couple blocks away from his childhood home. Since then, Michalik developed into both an a...