West Fargo Coach Steps Down as City Prepares to Receive Trials Pool

According to Colton Pool of the Inforum, Marsha Dahl, head coach of the West Fargo High School Packers swim team, submitted her resignation on March 29th.

Dahl has been a coaching fixture in North Dakota for a generation. She graduated from Fargo North High School and continued there in 1989 as the head boys’ swim coach. She also coached at the FM YMCA Gator Club and the West Fargo Flyers Swim Team throughout her coaching career.

Dahl is a 11-time Eastern Dakota Conference coach of the year and has been nominated three times for national coach of the year.

Since Dahl as been at West Fargo, they have won two North Dakota state championships in 2009 and was co-champions with Fargo North in 2012.  Dahl has coached several individual state champions, North Dakota state record holders, and all-state swimmers.

In 2015, Dahl was out of work for six months after her left leg was amputated below the knee from infection.  For five of the months she was in a wheelchair.  In May of 2016, Dahl was finally back to work, but then suffered cardiac arrest and had triple bypass surgery.  She soon started cardiac rehabilitation.

In October of 2016, Dahl started her final season as the Packers head coach.

Currently, Dahl is the Aquatic Supervisor at L.E Berger Pool in West Fargo.

West Fargo purchased the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials competition pool that was in CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., for the trials in June. The pool was purchased and donated by UP Aquatics for the West Fargo School District.

Olympic Trials Competition Pool Will Go To City Of West Fargo, North Dakota

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My name is Olivia McLain and I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  I am currently a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where I am also on the UNO Women's Swim Team. I specialize in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and now that its allowed …

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