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1981-1982 Season
1981-1982 Team Photo: Front Row: Jennie Muller, Chris Brown, Cheryl Croissant, Stacy Lampman, Vicki Griego. On Diving Board: Dawn Jensen, Anne Nelson. Back Row: Coach Mike Anderson, Diane Janey, Heather Broden, Jewel Zahn, Jan Wikstrom, Richelle Slinger, Karla Kieselback, Coach Neil Anderson. Top: Monica Capra

The 1981-82 Tiger swimmers expected to take the next step in improvement.  Despite having fewer numbers than the other schools, the group’s coaches, Mike and Neil Anderson, worked with an extremely dedicated team.

South opened the season against Southwest.  Southwest seemed to win every event, beating the Tigers 98-43.  Things went from bad to worse against Washburn.  The Millers handed the Tigers their worst defeat of the season, 126-28!

The Tigers were very competitive against Central.  However, this was another loss, 44-38.  The meet against Edison was also competitive, but again, the Tigers lost, 59-23. 

The Tigers faced Roosevelt in their next meet.  Everything seemed to go right for South.  The Tigers won their only meet of the season, 92-71.

South finished the season with three losses.  The first was a 112-48 sinking by West.  Against Henry, the Tigers were somewhat competitive, losing only 98-65.  Against Marshall-University, the meet came down to the last few events, where the Cardinals pulled out an 86-72 win.

South finished the season with a 1-7 record, tied with Central and Roosevelt for last place.  Despite the dismal record, South did have success on an individual basis.  According to the 1982 South Yearbook, Ann Nelson set the school record in the 100 yard backstroke.  Monica Capra set four records, 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle, 500 yard freestyle and the 200 yard individual medley.  Diane Janey set the records in the 200 yard freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly.  Heather Broden holds the record in the 100 yard breaststroke.