Sporting WCA

Swim Conference Champs!


Coach Kempen knew it was coming.

As the girls swim team waited by the edge of the pool for their crowning of the Metro League Swim title, Coach Kempen and Coach Kehr knew what was coming next. The tradition of the coaches getting pushed into the water after a conference victory.

For the second straight year, the girls swim team took home the Conference title, defeating their

opponents by a score of over 100.

Right from the start of the meet, Westminster had the advantage, winning and qualifying for the state meet in the 200 Medley Relay. The relay team of Jenna Galakatos, Erin Galakatos, Mackenzie Wieberg and Brittany Johnson were unbelievable. Coach Kent Kehr said, “It was one of the best swimming performances I’ve seen [in] all my time at Westminster.”

The team qualified for state in not just the Medley Relay, but also Mackenzie Wieberg qualified for state in both the 100 fly and also the 50 freestyle. When talking to Coach Kempen about the meet she said, “I’m so proud of these girls for working so hard all season long and getting what they deserved.”

As many know, Westminster lost junior swimmer John David Weise a year ago. Many of the swimmers, like last year, dedicated this season to JD and the life he lived. Emily Stoner said, “We all knew that he was there with us throughout the season. We wanted to win for him.”

State swimming is on February 17. Come out and support the lady cats!