Free State swimming

Lawrence swimmer snares 2 medals
August 4, 2014
Fifteen-year-old Lawrence native Michael Andrew medaled in two events Sunday at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
City swimmer wins junior national title
August 2, 2014
Lawrence native Michael Andrew, 15, won his first junior national title in the men’s 100-meter backstroke Saturday at the Speedo Junior National Championships. He swam a personal-best time of 55.73, which just missed the meet record by 0.27 seconds.
Lawrencians swim at junior nationals
August 2, 2014
Free State High senior Courtney Caldwell placed 35th in the 100-meter freestyle Thursday at the Speedo Junior National Championships.
A pool pedigree: Campbell family passes on love of swimming
July 18, 2014
Clark Campbell is only half joking when he suggests more than blood flows through his family’s veins. “I kid with my wife sometimes that we spend far too much time at the pool, whether it’s professionally or with the family, that I think our bloodstream has chlorine in it,” Clark said. “We are around the pool so much.” By Chris Duderstadt
City swimmers named all-league
July 18, 2014
Several city swimmers and divers earned All-Sunflower League recognition for their performances this spring.
Free State High girls second at state swimming
May 25, 2014
Courtney Caldwell won two individual state titles and the Firebirds finished second in state at the Capitol Federal Natatorium. By Bobby Nightengale
Free State swimmers take aim at state champs
May 24, 2014
Today is the day Free State High’s girls swimmers have waited for all season long — one they’ve talked about, thought about and swam for. Sure, every high school swimmer circles the date of the state championships on her calendar. But today means so much to the Firebirds because they aim to dethrone four-time defending Class 6A champion Shawnee Mission East at Capital Federal Natatorium. After Friday’s prelims, they know it won’t be easy. By Benton Smith
Firebirds eyeing another podium spot at state swimming
May 23, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimming and diving team has grown accustomed to first-place finishes for the majority of its season, having won six meets convincingly. By Chris Duderstadt
Free State 2nd at league swimming
May 11, 2014
With one race left Saturday afternoon at the Sunflower League Championships, Free State High’s girls swimmers listened to the voice coming from the public-address system as it read off the team point totals, from fewest to most. The Firebirds heard their team’s name called second to last. By Benton Smith
FSHS swimmers value depth, too
May 10, 2014
Friday at the Sunflower League Prelims, the Firebirds proved depth is their focus by securing not only numerous top-six finishes (which placed them in this afternoon’s championship heats at Mission Trail Middle School), but also seventh- through 12th-place finishes (which earned them berths in the consolation finals). By Benton Smith
Free State’s Lucy Sirimongkhon-Dyck signs to swim in college
May 9, 2014
It took some extra time for Free State High senior Lucy Sirimongkhon-Dyck to sign her letter of intent on Thursday afternoon. Writing out a long last name is a small price to pay to complete a dream of swimming in college.
Free State, Lions 1-2 at swim quad
May 2, 2014
Free State and Lawrence High’s girls swimming and diving teams combined to win every event at a quadrangular Thursday at LHS. By Chris Duderstadt
Swimming sisters similar
Free State’s Lucy, Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck tough to tell apart
April 26, 2014
For the record, sisters Lucy and Sydney Sirimongkhon-Dyck would like to make one thing clear: They are two different people. By Benton Smith
FSHS swimmers fall in SME dual
April 23, 2014
The Free State girls swimming and diving team lost a dual against Shawnee Mission East, 111-75, Tuesday at SME.
Free State swimmers cruise
Firebirds dominate invitational; LHS third in team race
April 16, 2014
Free State High’s girls swimmers are beginning to realize it’s difficult to feel upset about placing second or third in a race when the competitors finishing ahead of them are teammates. By Benton Smith