The Sharks did it again. They are back-to-back State champs and this coach couldn't be more proud. We had a great showing on Saturday and the majority made it to finals on Sunday. The Eastern Federation teams definitely showed up in full force as the state champs were named. Sidney took first in the AA classifications with Lewistown and Scobey scooping up 2nd and 3rd. Chinook took first in the Class A division with Glendive rounding up the 2nd place. In the Class B division Fort Benton took home the 1st place trophy and in Class C Roundup took home the 1st place trophy. State swim had its ups and downs with Saturday being the coldest, wetest and longest meet of the season. The last qualifying race on Saturday ended in a tie and there had to be a swim off at 7:25 p.m. The athletes persevered like Sharks know how to do by bundling up, finding camp fires, and heated cars to dry up in. This meet we did not bring home high point trophies but we had many Tiger Sharks ranked 2nd and 3rd for high points. There were many medals hanging around the Tiger Sharks necks as most placed in the top three placements. Not only did we bring home the 1st place trophy we also swept up the 1st place relay trophy as most of our relays took 1st place. We had no seniors this year, and with the work ethic, dedication, of all these swimmers I am in hopes the team will continue to grow and find great success. Swim team is much more than a sport, it capitalizes on the best life lessons: goals, dedication, friendship, sportsmanship, success, bouncing back from disappointment, and of course physical conditioning which instills a healthy lifestyle that is easy on your body. The commitment and work ethic of these athletes is commendable, and I'm so proud that they earned the Top ranking two years in a row. As one of our biggest fans used to say, "It's a great day to be a Tiger Shark".