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Laker head coach Rian Heimark groups with his state qualifiers during the Class 1A state meet inside the University of Minnesota's Aquatics Center. The swimmers included Travis King, Brandon Olson, Cody Johnson and Carter Krengel.

Lakers hit apex after six years of building

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For the last six years, the Detroit Lakes boys' swimming and diving team has been chugging up the mountain of successful at a relatively good pace.


The Lakers finally reached their destination last weekend with their best showing at the state meet, which included their first DL native state championship, a silver and a bronze for the 400-freestyle relay team.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.