LOHS swimmers dominate state


Carmen Karsonovich, Social Media, Broadcasting, and Web Manager

The Laker swim team blew it out of the water breaking records and winning state  at the 2022 Oregon Swimming State Championships. LOHS swimmers achieved great feats as the boys team placed first and the girls placed second in state. In addition to their outstanding placements a total of 10 school records were broken. Additionally, Dylan Gustaff, Dohyun Kim, Tylor Kim, Lincoln Buckner, and Steven Peng even achieved All-American consideration times.

The Laker Swim team broke a total of 10 records, which included the Girls 200 Medley relay and Girls 400 Free Relay, swam by Isabelle Yoon, Dylan Gustaff, AnneMarie Vlaic and Olivia Andersen. The Girls 100 Back record was broken by Isabelle Yoon and the Girls 200 IM record was broken by Dylan Gustaff. Additionally, AnneMarie Vlaic broke the Girls 100 Butterfly record.

Many boys relay times were broken at state, including the 200 Medley Relay, (swam by Jonathan Bell, Dohyun Kim, James Kang and Tylor Kim) and the 400 Free Relay swam by (Steven Peng, Jonathan Bell, Lincoln Buckner and James Kang). The 200 Free Relay swam by Steven Peng, Lincoln Buckner, Tylor Kim, Dohyun Kim broke the LOHS record along with the OSAA, 6A record. Tylor Kim broke the 50 Freestyle record along with Dohyun Kim earning a 100 Breastroke record time.

“It was my goal going into the season… I was excited about [breaking the record]” said junior Dylan Gustaff. “I’ve been swimming competitively since I was 4 and the past couple years with Covid, I have not been able to do high school swimming. This year I wanted to go in with better goals and a better mindset to really step up my game in the high school season. It feels great that I left my mark on the LOHS high school swimming community. Hopefully next year I can lower it more and continue to swim in college.”