The Decorah swim and dive team had another strong showing in the lanes in Waterloo Thursday. The Vikes competed against Waterloo in a team dual, winning both the varsity and JV meets, with the varsity score 120 to 66 and JV 140 to 13.

The Vikes won eight events in the varsity race and all of them in JV.

Margaret Rhodes was a two-time individual champion. She claimed the 100 butterfly title in 1:05.23. She came back later and won the 100 backstroke crown in 1:09.31.

In a time of 2:13.45, Emily Voyna was the champion of the 200 freestyle. Moving to the 500 freestyle, it was Paige Werner winning in a time of 6:01.38. In a time of 1:24.52, Lauren Johnson won the 100 breaststroke title. In the diving competition, Brinley Krivachek set a new school record with 245.93 points, to finish third.

All three relays also struck gold. The 200 medley relay quartet of Rhodes, Mia Smedsrud, Voyna and Werner touched the wall in 2:01.53. With a time of 1:46.95, Maeley Nefzger, Katerina Kovarik, Voyna and Julia Alberts claimed the 200 freestyle relay. Capping off the night with gold was the 400 freestyle relay of Werner, Kovarik, Nefzger and Alberts. The foursome road the waves to a time of 4:02.41 to win gold.

Decorah varsity swimmers and divers now have a long break to prepare for the regional competition with the divers competing Thursday, Oct. 5, at Dubuque Hempstead at 6 p.m. Swimmers will also compete at Dubuque Hempstead Saturday, Nov. 7, at 12 p.m. for a chance to swim at the state meet. The state meet will be in Marshalltown Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 12 p.m.