With the championship season nearly a month away, Chaska/Chanhassen has some swimmers who are not only looking to earn a trip to the Class 2A state meet, but also are leading the program on and off the pool deck.

StormHawks head coach Joe Mau said what defines the program is the consistency of their difficult practices and how it translates come race time. Swimmers new to the high school program might drop significant time to start but then plateau, which is when Mau knows it is time to get a little more uncomfortable at practices.