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1974-1975 Season
1974-1975 Team Photo: Front Row: Coach Nancy Johnson, Barb Johnson, Valerie Hoehn, Kathy Erickson, Linda New, Roberta Dunkley. Back Row: Charlene Foster, Pat Schneider, June Fulton, Julie Richards, Cheryl Skrypez.

The 1974-1975 school year saw a new sport at South participating in the Minnesota State High School League as sanctioned activity.  That sport, women’s swimming, has been around for some time, but only a few years ago, because of the Federal Title IX law, school offer sports for females.  Nancy Johnson was hired to coach this first team.

 According to the South Yearbook, the team had a disappointing season, but there were some individuals who excelled.  Kathy Erickson, consistently scored high in meets, helping the Tigers.

 The results of five swimming meets have been found.  South’s worst defeat of the season was a 166-35 drowning at the hands of Southwest. The Tigers also lost to Roosevelt, 74-19, and Henry, 54-29.

 The bright spot of the season was an unexpected 50-42 win over Central.  The Tigers also were given a win over North.  The Polars forfeited the meet, 11-0.