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1977-1978 Season
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1977-1978 Team Photo: Front Row: Brenda Harrity, Shelly Hartley, Karen Jasperson, Kim Wise, Laura Norman, Kathy Wurzer, Sonja Thompson. Middle Row: Joan Harrity, Nicky Bennett, Donna Rogers, Lois Mohs, Terri Rosenow, Diane Singleton, Melodie Schweizer, Marie Capra, Nora Strand, Monica Capra, Diane Rogers. Back Row: Coach Neil Anderson, Diane Janey, Jodi Pirila, Vicky Vifquain, Sandy Hoehn, Debbie Rosenow, Coach Mike Anderson.

Entering his second season as the head coach of the Tiger swimmers, Mike Anderson was asked by the South Yearbook staff why he coached swimming.  The Yearbook reported that he said, “After almost drowning in fifth grade, I decided I better learn to swim and have been swimming ever since, so coaching was a natural thing for me to do.”  His love of swimming was evident through the way he works with his swimmers. Coach Anderson was assisted this season by Neil Anderson.

The Tigers opened the season against Edison.  The Tommies again defeated the Tigers, this time 51-28. 

Things turned real bad in the next two meets.  Both West and Washburn amassed over 100 points against the Tigers en route to victories. West won 100-31.  Washburn 139-24!

Roosevelt almost reached the century mark defeating the Tigers 95-54, as did Henry, who won 99-51.

Southwest and Central continued demolishing the Tigers.  Southwest won 121-37.  Central took home a 111-58 win.

In the final meet of the season, South and North faced off.  Neither team had won a meet up to this point.  South edged the Polars 89-82, to claim eighth place, leaving the Polars in last place. 

South finished the season participating in the conference meet.  The Tigers finished in last place, scoring 34 points.  Washburn was the winner of the meet.

According to the South Yearbook, even though the team did not win many meets, individuals were successful.  Captain Kim Wise was a member of the three relay teams that broke school records.  Co-Captain Laura Norman was part of two record-setting relay teams.