Seniors from the Woodson YMCA Northern Swimmers team kept working to improve their skills all last season, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They excelled enough to represent WYNS at the YMCA Nationals 2021 Swimming Festival this month. Our YMCA will honor the hard work and dedication of our graduating seniors at a signing ceremony at the Aspirus Branch YMCA scheduled for 6:00 pm on Monday, May 10th.
“It has been my honor to work with this amazing group of swimmers. Their commitment in the classroom and pool have left a lasting impression on everyone involved with WYNS. Each one will be successful in their future endeavors," said WYNS coach Mike McQueen.
The students will be available to talk about their swimming records and what they hope to achieve at the collegiate level. The hard work and dedication to their sport has given two of the WYNS graduating seniors the opportunity to compete this fall at Division 1 schools.
Awarded athletic swim scholarships:
- Kaitlin Alberts, Marshfield, will attend St. Norbert’s University. She has had a positive influence on the entire team as a brilliant leader and swimmer.
- Morgan Ball, Medford, will attend the University of Minnesota-Morris. She strives to be great as a swimmer and in her classes, sharing her positive influence with her peers.
- Wyatt Dickman, Birnamwood, is a swim team captain. He holds a number of team records, including YMCA National cuts, along with Junior National and Speedo Summer Championship cuts.
- Alison Gilles, Wausau, will attend Gustavus University. She has been a true leader for the team who has a tremendous work ethic, in and out of the pool.
- Sara Mayer, Weston, will attend the University of South Dakota. Sara is a swim team captain and has shown a tremendous work ethic. She has earned numerous team records and YMCA National Cuts.
- McKenna Metropulos, Eland, will attend UW-Green Bay. She is a tremendous talent who earned YMCA National Cuts in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle. McKenna has been an amazing teammate and will prosper in a collegiate atmosphere.
- Brennan Neitzel, Weston, also holds several WYNS team records. Brennan is an amazing talent who will prosper as a swim focus athlete in college.
- Olivia Richetto, Wausau, will attend UW- Eau Claire. She’s a gifted young lady who always shows up with a smile on her face and works as hard as anyone in and out of the pool.
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