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Senior Alex Gonzalez Signs With University of Iowa for Swim

Coach Tyler Martin introduces the crowd to Alex Gonzalez at the North Forsyth High school signing ceremony (Photo By: Peyton Stenander).

Peyton Stenander, Staff writer

February 26, 2020

Senior Alex Gonzalez, a varsity swimmer, recently signed with the University of Iowa to continue his swimming career. Alex has been swimming competitively since he was six years old.  He has been a part of two teams, Swim Atlanta and North Forsyth. His coaches and teammates have watched him grow physicall...

North’s Swim Team Takes on the 2019 Central Invitational

Julia Wickman swims her 500 meter freestyle. Photo by; Peyton Stenander

Peyton Stenander, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

The North Forsyth High School swim team took on a long meet this Saturday. A total of 30 teams showed up to compete and after six hours, North’s girls took third and the boys took 12th. Many individual swimmers lost time in their events and the girl’s relay for the 200 meter Individual Medley mad...

Raider Swim Team Swims Their Way into the Forsyth County Championship

Girl Swimmers from all across the county compete for their chance to swim in the finals.

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

On Saturday, Jan. 19, the North Forsyth swim team went up against swim teams from all across the county in the Forsyth County Championship. The swim meet was held at the Cumming Aquatic Center, where the Raiders placed fifth with 673 total points and set four school records and one county record. ...

Winter and Spring Sports Overview for the 2018-2019 Season

Students and coaches are already preparing for competitions and events for the 2018-2019 season of winter and spring sports!

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

Have you ever clicked on the “Extracurricular” tab on the North Forsyth High School website? The second choice is “Athletics-GHSA.” The GHSA, or the Georgia High School Association,  is an organization that governs athletics and activities for member high schools in Georgia. Clicking on the “...

North Forsyth Swim & Dive: Diving in with Ainslee Silverthorne

Ainslee Silverthorne, center, poses with other team members during the 2017-18 Clubapalooza. The photo comes from the team website, linked in the article below.

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

November 2, 2017

The North Forsyth Swim and Dive team is underrated sports teams at the school--and wrongfully so! The team is extremely accomplished, with former students Jack DalMolin holding the record for the Male Open 50 Free with 21.89 seconds and Kelsey Robins holding the record of 25.07 seconds for the Female...

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Michael Phelps (far right) poses next to Ryan Lochte and two other members of the gold-medal 4x200 meter freestyle relay foursome. The team beat Great Britain for first place by less than two seconds with a time of 7:00.26 (picture from Wikipedia).

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

It has been more than three weeks since the 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the Aug. 5 opening ceremony. The games came to a close in a remarkable closing ceremony on Aug. 21. Team USA’s athletes represented well in all events, ultimately coming out on top...

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Michael Phelps grinds out an early morning practice in his new training center at Arizona State. Screenshot from video here:

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

The crowd erupted with energy as Michael Phelps began to close in on the Serbian star, Milorad Cavic, in the Beijing Aquatic Center. As the Olympians neared the wall, the tension in the aquatic center boiled over.  In a split second decision, Phelps took a short stroke into the wall just as Cavic finished...

“Being a Swimmer”

Being a swimmer means participating in something larger than yourself.

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

Being a swimmer means more than simply playing a sport, it means participating in something larger than yourself, where dreams can be created or crushed by a fraction of a second.   Being a swimmer means making unforgettable memories with lifelong friends it means encouraging and...

Construction of North’s New Pool Proceeding Well

An artist’s rendition of what North’s new pool will look like. The resemblance to Georgia Tech will be uncanny (Photo Credit to Jack Dalmolin)

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer

September 2, 2015

North Forsyth’s Raider Swim Team is receiving some sweet new upgrades this year. Thanks to generous funding from the Forsyth County Board of Education, North Forsyth High School decided to undertake an ambitious project: to finally give the Raider Swim Team its own facility. Rumors have been flying...

Record-Setting Performance by the Raider Swim Team at State

Part of the boys team poses at the podium after the state finals.

Jack Dalmolin and Owen Wickman

February 27, 2015

On February 6th and 7th, the NFHS swim team competed at the GHSA 6A Swimming and Diving State Championships. The Raiders had a number of exceptional performances across the board, bringing a large contingent to compete in swimming. Most of the state qualifiers placed in the top 20 and returned for f...

Kaylyn Thomas Signs with Georgia Southern University

Kaylyn Thomas with the North Forsyth High School Swim Team and her friends.

Lisa Couts, Guest Writer

December 18, 2013

Kaylyn Thomas has signed a 4 year full ride scholarship to swim for Georgia Southern.  She is the first North Forsyth High School Swimmer for Coach Kris Hunt to sign with a college. When asked when she started swimming and what her favorite event was, Kaylyn responded, “I love swimming with all m...

Friday Links: Light News For a Dark Season

Sean Conway lays on a John O’Groats sign for a camera.

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013

With all the news of communism, US Government shutdowns, large, devastating storms in the Philippines, and other depressing reports, people need uplifting news for once. Earlier in November, Sean Conway became the first human to swim the length of the United Kingdom, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in northern Scotland. The journey began in June and ...

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