The Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST) took to the waters for the final meet of the season this past weekend. The team had a successful meet and plenty of swim team members brought home medals and trophies for their efforts, but they weren’t the only ones bringing home hardware from the meet. Coach Jodi Street was named Coach of the Year and brought home her own plaque.
When questioned about her winning, Street said, “I am truly honored. It’s totally unexpected. This is about the commitment and dedication these kids put in and each and every morning. I am blessed to coach such an amazing team.”
Street has been coaching MALST for three years, (three summer seasons and one year-round season) this is her second time winning this award. “No matter what year it is, I feel this award is about our hard work as a team – the coaches and the swimmers, and I am truly honored to be chosen. I am on deck with some amazing coaches, each of whom I learn from year after year.”
Next up for Street is the start of the winter swim season, which begins on October 22. One of her goals for the swim team is to bring the seasonal champs meet to Milbank.
When she is not coaching the swim team, Street stays active by running, biking and – no surprise – swimming laps. She also enjoys doing pretty much anything with her husband Jason, her three kids and their St. Bernard, Kash.