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Swim champion breaks school dive record

Logan Schelfaut
Logan Schelfaut, a swimmer and diver at Francis Howell North. (Source: Francis Howell School District)

Logan Schelfaut, a swimmer and diver at Francis Howell North, has made a name for himself over the past two years. During his freshman year, he became the youngest state champion in North history. He replaced that title with “two-time state champion” during his sophomore year. Now, as a junior, he has shattered the school record for the six-dive meet and, once again, made history.

The old school record for the six-dive meet held strong at 351. Schelfaut surpassed the score by over 20 points, earning a score of 374.25. 

Scores are dependent on what dives the athletes choose to do. They are rated by the degree of difficulty along with a set multiplication table. Schelfaut chose dives that are considered the highest degree of difficulty and earned a perfect score of 10 on a few of them.

“Logan is the epitome of what you want a student-athlete to be,” said Francis Howell North Athletic Director Mike Janes. “Any coach would love to have many Logans on their team.” 

Schelfaut is known to be a strong student and a great leader, but also is recognized for his high character.

“For somebody who is a two-time state defending champ, he doesn’t let it go to his head,” said Francis Howell North Swim Coach Joshua Galati. “He comes to practice every single day and goes above and beyond and extra. You couldn’t ask for anything more as a coach.”

As the Francis Howell North swimming and diving teams finish their season in the near future, Schelfaut will have a chance to become a three-time state champion. 

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