Swimmers prepare for season finale

by Krista Schuur

The Simpson Storm’s women of the water are undoubtedly young this year, but their experience on the 2001-2002 swim team will definitely be beneficial for future seasons.

With only two seniors on the team, the Storm women have placed first in one meet, second in two meets and sixth in the St. Mary’s Invitational.

They will compete in three upcoming tournaments Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 21-23 before they will have wrapped up Coach Mark Corley’s first year as the Simpson women’s swim coach.

The women are now preparing to finish the season. “With the end of the season coming up we need to really get ready for the big Liberal Arts tournament in St. Louis,” said senior Amy Nemmers.

“This tournament is the largest and most important for the girls.”

Amy also commented on how highly she viewed the team’s new coach, along with the many different aspects he has brought to the program.

“Coach brings a lot of new knowledge to our team with different techniques and styles in the way he runs things,” said Nemmers.

This past weekend the women traveled to the Grinell Invitational. They came home with two first place finishes. Sophomore Dana Kuiken placed first in the 100-meter backstroke and Elizabeth Nims, also a sophomore, placed first in the 200-meter free relay.