Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson proclaimed November 26th as the RHS girls swim team daySubmitted: 11/27/2019
Story By Mazie Vincent

Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson proclaimed November 26th as the RHS girls swim team day
RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander girls swim team finished the season as fifth best in the state.

In honor of the girls' accomplishments throughout the season, Mayor Chris Frederickson proclaimed November 26th the RHS girls swim team day. 

"It meant so much to us," said sophomore swimmer Malia Francis. "It was so cool to have something like that and recognize what we've done this season and I just think its super special."

Summing up the Rhinelander girls swim accomplishments this year is quite the list: conference champs, sectional champs, four state podium finishes and two gold medals. 

"I think they need to use this as their motivation being like hey this is good but we need to do even better next year," said Rhinelander swim coach Jenny Heck.

The Hodags also shattered nine pool, varsity and conference records.

"It was great to get rid of those records, some of them are really old and records are made to be broken," Heck said.

Two-time state champion Malia Francis even broke a few of her sister's record and she's only a sophomore.

"It's really encouraging and it's cool to have it up there and so I have my name up there and those are kind of like my goals now," Francis. 

Now November 26th, 2019 will serve as a staple for what hard work can accomplish.

"I just think it's super special and I am so grateful to be a part of it," Francis said. 

The Hodags had seven entries at the state meet in Madison.

The boys season will be underway next week. 

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