The Laramie High School girls swim team has another chance to qualify for state this weekend in Casper.

The Lady Plainsmen are coming off a 2017-18 season where they won the Wyoming class 4A state championship along with LHS men’s team.

11 out of the 12 senior girl swimmers have qualified for state this year but everyone who has yet to qualify will get another opportunity in this weekend’s Conference. The conference will consist of all the four A school in Wyoming and a limited
amount of three A schools.

“Half of our team is still trying to qualify for state, so they’ll taper for this meet and put on fast skins to compete.” said Elena Hennerman a senior veteran on the LHS team.

“Team points don’t matter as much until state. We win meets and stuff, but individual points are more important
until you get to state.” Hennerman said.

Hennerman qualified for state earlier in the year but is hope full that all the seniors will get to compete in state this year.

“There is going to be a big loss for the team when all of us [seniors] leave next year, but we should be able to recruit a whole bunch of freshmen, so the team will be fine.” Hennerman said.

“A lot of people just do swimming to compete but some people just do it for fun and to hang out with their friends.” Hennerman said.

The seniors have had the same coach for all four years of their high school carriers, Coach Tom Hudson. Other coaches include Bretting, Scott Cronk, and Ryan Ball. Ball is the newest coach on the team and works specifically on the technique of the swimmers.

The swimmers are anxious to start state, which follows the final two invites. The first being Conference, and the second being the “last chance” invite which is the only opportunity for thus far unqualified swimmers to go to state. Overall the Lady Plainsmen class of 2019 are ready to compete in their final Wyoming state swimming championship.