Saturday was the meet to set records and swim as fast as they could.
That’s exactly what Carroll did on Saturday during the district swim meet held in Fort Dodge.
Especially one Carroll swimmer, who not only swam the fastest he had all year, but he swam faster than anyone had in Carroll history.
Trevor Danner set new school records on Saturday.
The first came in the 50-yard freestyle race where Danner finished second with a school record time of 21.39. That was fast enough to give him the sixth fastest time in the state.
Later Danner would turn in another one of the fastest times in the state, as well as setting school history in the 100-yard freestyle race. There, the junior again finished second, but finished the race in 47.73, the seventh fastest time recorded in the state this past weekend.
With the two quick times turned in, Danner automatically qualified to the State swimming meet in Iowa City to take place this weekend.
He wasn’t finished with those two qualifying efforts though.
Later, Danner would swim with teammates, Jonathan Dose, Ben Englin and Philipp Fohrenbach in the 200-yard freestyle relay race. That group finished the race in fifth place with a time of 1:31.55.
Overall that was the 19th fastest time turned in during the district meets, sending the Carroll boys to the State meet in a third event.
They weren’t done just yet.
In the 400-yard freestyle relay race the same Carroll team of Dose, Englin, Fohrenbach and Danner would finish third with a time of 3:23.45. Overall that was the 20th fastest time turned in, and helped the qualify in another event.
The good news didn’t stop there. For his efforts at Saturday’s meet, Danner was named the district swimmer of the year.
“What a great day,” said Carroll High head swimming coach, Deb Danner. “We had time drops all day long.”
The State swim meet will take place in Iowa City this weekend.