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1997-1998 Season
1997-1998 Team Photo: From Back: Assistant Coach K. Larsen, Head Coach J. Sanders, K. Watson, J. Lundquist, K. Snow, K. Sullivan, T. Flemming, G. FIdelman, L. Flannigan, J. Allen, M. Norman, A. Vshio, K. Vicker, K. Morris, M. Yanz, S. Kahle, A. Substad, K. Brammer-Shlay, M. Norman, C. Gau, K. Alward, D. Scoggins, H. Lundquist, M. Grandbois, K. Sweet, D. Cobbs, S. Eckerholm, L. Snyder, K. Wanyama, A. Olander, S. Kimball, B. Fahrner, J. Stenzel, T. Slarks, J. Gane, M. Schlod, M. Holtz, L. Moen, C. Stone, H. Booth-Robin, A. Bohmann, A. MacLennan, S. Masterman, M. Bianco, K. Norman, C. Welton, E. Burck, C. Rasmussen, R. Belk, J. Fallon, S. Mavity, A. Alwin, S. Ludwiczak, K. Richey, S. Miller, A. Bouta

Would the 13th consecutive conference title be a reality or would trying to gain the 13th title be bad luck for the Tigers.  The swimmers did not believe in luck, just their own skills.  Head Coach Jeff Sanders and his new assistant, K. Larsen, had the responsibility to not let the bad luck enter the minds of the swimmers.

As has been tradition in the past few season, South opened the season against the Northside coop of Henry/North.  The Northside squad really has improved, challenging the Tigers in every event.  South escaped with an 86-84 win.

Against Edison, the Tigers had an easier go of it.  South dominated most events and won 84-62.

The same was true against Washburn.  The Millers put up a strong fight, but the depth of the South team was just too much for the Millers as South won 98-81.

Roosevelt, who always swims hard against South, was the next conference opponent.  The Teddies made it close, but fell 57-52.

South finished the regular season conference schedule against Southwest.  The Lakers put up little competition for the Tigers.  South almost doubled the Southwest score, winning 126-64.

South won the Conference Relay Meet by over 100 points!  The Tigers piled up 135 points.  Second place Roosevelt had only 30.

South participated in the Austin Invitational.  The results were not reported.

In the Conference Meet, South dominated the competition, taking home eight individual titles.  Senior Amy Bouta won both the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:09.51) and the 10 Yard Butterfly (57.88). Sophomore Melissa Schold also won two events, the 50 Yard Freestyle (26.40), and the 100 Yard Freestyle (57.58).  Berit Fahrner won the 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:24.46).  Three relay teams also brought home gold.  The 200 Yard Freestyle team (1:50.09), the 200 Yard Medley Relay squad (1:58.95), and the 400 Yard Freestyle team (3:49.84). 

South faced Cretin-Derham Hall in the Twin City Meet and won their 10th consecutive title, 99-87.  This was their 11th Twin City championship in 13 seasons.

For the fifth consecutive season, Amy Bouta represented South at the State Meet.  For the second year in a row, she won the 100 Yard Butterfly.

South ran their conference title streak to 13 season.  Their conference regular season winning streak is now up to 66 meets.