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1982-1983 Season
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1982-1983 Team Photo: Front Row: Michelle Thayer, Sara Nesset. Middle Row: Coach Mike Anderson, Michelle Ricker, Gabrielle Geye, Anne MacEachern, Coach Neil Anderson. Back Row: Anne Sawyer, Ann Foker, Sarah Hastings, Stephanie Brynstad, Soon Young Olson, Diane Janey, Peggy MacEarchern

There were many new faces on the South Swimming squad for the 1982-1983 season.  Not because of the increased interest in the sports, but because of the closing of Central, Marshall-University, and West.  South expected to be very competitive this season and again, Mike and Neil Anderson would lead the squad.

South opened the season in an uncharacteristic manner, with a win.  The “new” South defeated Edison by 20 points, 72-52.  This was followed by a second win, this time against Roosevelt.  The Tigers sank the Teddies 68-49.

South stumbled when they took on North.  The Polars froze the water and beat the Tigers 84-36.  South bounced back against the other Northside school, defeating Henry, 61-43.  This was the third win of the season.  Only once in the history of South swimming have the Tigers won that many games. 

South then faced Southwest.  The Tigers again stumbled, losing 77-41.  Washburn handed the Tigers their third loss of the season, 83-35.  Edison moved the losing streak to three meets, beating the Tigers 68-55.

South stopped the losing against Roosevelt.  The Tigers barely beat the Teddies, 61-57, setting a school record for most conference wins in a season.

South took on North for the second time and the Polars again beat the Tigers, 65-52.  As happened earlier in the season, the Tigers again bounced back against Henry and evened their record at 5-5 with a 67-51 win over the Patriots.

The season ended with losses to Southwest and Washburn.  Southwest won 73-51.  The Millers won 73-47.

South participated in a non-conference invitational in Superior, WI.  The Tigers had the best outing of the season finishing in first place, beating seven other schools! 

The Tigers finished the conference season with a 5-7 record, tied with Edison for fourth place.  This was the best finish in the history of the school.  Eight school records fell during the season according to the 1983 South Yearbook.