The Oswego girls co-op swim team, who is led by coach Deryl Leubner, received the title of sixth best team among public schools and eighth best among public and private schools nationwide from Swimming World Magazine.
The magazine used the results from the state championships in all 50 states from last year to create a virtual swim meet.
Individually, junior Grace Cooper ranked fifth in the 50-yard freestyle. The relay team, including Cooper, 2018 graduate Georgia White, senior Emily Giles and 2018 graduate Mari Kraus placed fifth in the 200- and 400-meter free relays.
When she first heard of the ranking, Giles felt like their “hard work finally paid off.”
“The most important thing is working together,” Giles said about the team’s winning formula. “We always want to make sure we are helping each other out and always staying positive and uplifting.”
Looking ahead, Giles said that she is “super excited for this season,” and that she thinks “it’s going to go pretty well.”
The future of the team is promising. Giles was excited, sharing that they “have a lot of new girls…a lot of young freshman that are pretty fast.”