Incarnate’s Wehrmann is accomplished yet humble

Ellie Wehrmann of Incarnate Word Academy blazed across the pool at the Missouri Class 1 state Girls Swimming and Diving Championships in February at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Wehrmann, who won two events, inspires her teammates at the Catholic high school.

If she wanted to show off, Ellie Wehrmann could walk around with some of her hard-fought-for medals around her neck.

But that's not the style of the ever-smiling Incarnate Word Academy sophomore. She barely mentions the hard work it's taken to become one of the elite swimmers in the state. Wehrmann won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle meets at Class 2 Missouri State High School Girls Swimming Championship last month at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

Nerinx swimmer Emily Traube has wins in her genes


Swimming is in Emily Traube's DNA, and she's making the most of it.

Nelson sisters lead on-the-rise swim team at St. Dominic

St. Dominic High School swimmer Kate Nelson competed in the 100-yard backstroke during a meet with Lutheran St. Charles and Francis Howell Central high schools Jan. 17 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Kate and her sister, Sarah, have combined to power the St. Dominic team this season.

St. Dominic High School's swim team is on the rise this season, already qualifying for seven events at the state meet, with several more opportunities ahead. Among the qualifiers are two sisters, Sarah and Kate Nelson, both standouts in the sport.

A feather in the (swim) cap for the team was a third-place finish in the competitive Fort Zumwalt North Invitational at St. Peters Rec-Plex on Jan. 7.

World record-holder swimmer Katie Ledecky still says 'a prayer -- or two -- before any race'

Katie Ledecky reacted after setting a new world record in the 400-meter freestyle final Aug. 7 during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, at age 15, swimmer Katie Ledecky won Olympic gold in the women's 800-meter freestyle.

Nothing stops Vianney's 'Nick the Quick' from excelling in the pool

St. John Vianney High School swimmer Nick Alexander, a state medalist known as Nick the Quick, kept busy this summer, including competing at the Speedo Junior Nationals in San Antonio. He practiced the butterfly with teammates at Affton High School.

Some top swimmers compete only for their club teams and forego high school competition. But not @NickTheQuick__.

"I enjoy the experience; you can't compare it to club swimming," said St. John Vianney High School's Nick Alexander. "It's a little like college swimming, and it helps build team camaraderie. I'm a big team player."

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