Miller swim program makes splash in first year: Middle school wraps up season

Coaches didn’t know what to expect as they launched a new swimming program for Miller Middle School students last month. Just more than three weeks later and they are deeming the inaugural season for Marshalltown seventh and eighth graders a success.

The program is led by high school coaches Mike Loupee, Angie Nelson and Sam Backstrom, who have volunteered their time, along with Miller teacher Jen Beals and a few high school swimmers.

“We’ve had tremendous growth and success,” Loupee said. “We are trying to bolster participation at the high school level.”

Read the full story in today’s Marshalltown Times-Republican.