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Sunfish members have a little fun with former Sunfish swimmers and current Division I competitors Quillan Oak (Iowa University, third from right) and Melissa Paakh (University of Utah, second from right). SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sunfish Swimming Team: Feeding the Lakers

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When a team can reload and not rebuild every certain amount of years, it’s a good sign that program is nurturing a healthy and productive feeder system on the youth level.


The Sunfish Swim Team, which is run out of the Detroit Lakes Cultural and Community Center, is starting to churn out that kind of youthful talent and energy, which is directly benefitting the Detroit Lakes Laker boys’ and girls’ swimming squads.

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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.