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2 weeks ago @ 11:59AM

Celebrating Boys Swim and Dive Seniors

Pieter Boer

Parents:  Christ and Dawn Boer

Favorite Bible Verse:   Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

Favorite Event: 100 Breaststroke

Favorite Swim Memory:  The 100 Breast event at conference last year when Lucas and Jacob went 1 & 2.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: Mountain bike, play soccer & work.

Future Plans: Attend college and study biochemistry.

Advice for Future Swimmers:  Listen to Pype and master technique early. Then, focus on small details and fitness later.

 

Ben Carpenter

Parents: Brian and Betsy Carpenter

Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave - Bible Gateway For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Favorite Event:  100 Fly

Favorite Swim Memory: Seeing Steve at the Shave Meet every year.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool:  Hang out with friends and sleep.

Future Plans:  Study Graphic Design in college.

Advice for Future Swimmers: Don’t get injured.

 

Noah Christenson

Parents:  Wayne and Jamie Christenson

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. “

Favorite Event: 50 Free 

Favorite Swim Memory: Swimming in the “burger lanes” with all the new swimmers: Parker, Sam, Nick, Isaiah and Luk and our talks with Troy and Abbey.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: I like to play other sports, hang out with friends and be creative.

Future Plans:  Attend college at the University of Tennessee or Hope College and major in Business.

Advice for Future Swimmers: It’s never too late to start. I am a senior and had a great time swimming every night and getting better.

 

Parker Doornbos

Parents: Mark and Tami Doornbos

Bible Verse:  
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Favorite Event: 50 Free!

Favorite Swim Memory:  Swimmin’ with the slow boys!

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: I love to rock climb, ski and skate.

Future Plans:  Pursue a degree in Chemistry.

Advice for Future Swimmers: Just try your best.  You don’t have to finish first, just finish.

 

Cooper Greer

Parents:  Gary and Betsy Greer

Bible Verse: Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Favorite Event:  100 Backstroke

Favorite Swim Memory: San Diego swim trip last year for Winterim.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: Lift, hang out with friends and skateboard.

Future Plans:  Attend college to study Marine Biology.

Advice for Future Swimmers:  Listen to your coaches and each other, set goals every week.

 

Jacob Haaksma

Parents: Jon and Brenda Haaksma

Bible Verse:  Philippians 4:13 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. “

Favorite Event:  100 Breast

Favorite Swim Memory: 2020 Swimterim to San Diego, CA when Pype was running through the airport and the SeaWorld parking lot.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool:  Hang with friends.

Future Plans:  Continue swimming at Biola University in California and major in Health Sciences.

Advice for Future Swimmers: Take advantage of every opportunity you can.

 

Luke Homans

Parents:  Mark and Melinda Homans

Bible Verse: Jude 1:24-25 “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”

Favorite Event: 500 Freestyle

Favorite Swim Memory: Sam swimming his 100 alone and then puking.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: Write poetry.

Future Plans:   Go to college, most likely the University of Michigan.

Advice for Future Swimmers: Focus on your turns, every sliver of time counts.

 

Dylan Ogdahl

Parents:  John and Michelle Ogdahl

Bible Verse:   Phillipians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Favorite Event: 100 Fly

Favorite Swim Memory: Getting the state cut for the 100 Fly this year at conference.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: Make art, listen to music, work and be with friends.

Future Plans:  Go to school to study Art (either SAIL or RISD) and study illustration, animation or graphic design.

Advice for Future Swimmers:  Try to work hard but find ways to have fun. Always listen to the coaches because they know what they are talking about.

 

Tim Schoon

Parents: Chris and Hennie Schoon

Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:1-6 “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Favorite Event:  6 dive/ 50 Free  

Favorite Swim Memory:  Joining the dive team and still cutting 2 seconds off my 50 Free PR.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: Stream, play football and the guitar.

Future Plans: Dual major at Calvin in Psychology and Education.

Advice for Future Swimmers: Trust your coaches. Trust God. Trust yourself.

 

Sam Skillen

Parents:  Jamie and Beth Skillen

Bible Verse: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Favorite Event:  50 Free            

Favorite Swim Memory: Time I puked after swimming the 100.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: avorite Activities when not in the pool: Play Soccer

Future Plans:  Go to college and pursue a degree in Nursing

Advice for Future Swimmers:  Don’t quit!

 

Noah Solle

Parents: Rick and Mel Solle

Bible Verse:  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Favorite Event:  100 Breaststroke

Favorite Swim Memory:  Pype’s birthdays.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool: Mountain bike and play Minecraft.

Future Plans:  Undecided

Advice for Future Swimmers: Come to lifting and work hard at practice.

 

Simon Vandermolen

Parents: Geoff and Kristin Vandermolen

Bible Verse:  John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Favorite Event:  Freestyle

Favorite Swim Memory:  Pype calling me a suffit.

Favorite Activities when not in the pool:  Be outside, hang out with friends and fish.

Future Plans:  Go to college.

Advice for Future Swimmers:   Enjoy it!  Don’t take it all too seriously

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