Four Decorah High School and one South Winn graduates are on the Luther College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. 

Members of the men’s team are Christian Johnson, Lars Marquardt and Sawyer Vanden Brink, all 2019 graduates. Johnson and Marquardt are returning letter winners. This is Vanden Brink’s first year with the team after transferring from the University of Iowa. 

Maddie Putnam, a 2020 graduate, is one of two divers on the women’s swimming and diving team.

Madi Ondrashek, a 2018 graduate of South Winneshiek High School, is a member of the Luther College swimming and diving team. Ondrashek swam for the Decorah High School while in high school. 

Head Coach Aaron Zander begins his second season and returns eight letter winners on the men’s team and 11 letter winners on the women’s team from last year. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 season schedule is a bit different. The Norse will only be competing against teams in the American Rivers Conference, except for the season ending Liberal Arts Championships that will take place at three sites Feb. 18-20. Luther is scheduled to host one of the sites. 

The Norse began their dual meet schedule Saturday, Oct. 24, at Nebraska Wesleyan University.