The missing Wayzata High School girls swim team’s suits were found on Monday, November 3rd. “The cleaning staff found the suits,” said Kelsey Miller (12). The swimsuits were discovered stashed in the ceiling rafters of the team’s locker room at Lifetime Fitness in Plymouth.
The team discovered thirty-four swimsuits, along with several swim caps and goggles, missing on September 9th. The straps of the swimsuits were locked into the combination locks after the previous practice before they were stolen. Some lockers were also broken into.
“Most people do not even know that our locker room exists. We filed a police report but have not heard anything back yet,” said captain, Emma Cisneros (12).
“Most [swimsuits] were cut. There were very few that were not cut,” said Alex Alviani (9). The missing swim caps and goggles were not recovered.
When asked what role Lifetime Fitness played Miller answered, “[I’m] not really sure. They were going through the surveillance tapes.”
“[Lifetime] says they have no liability at all for stolen items,” said Cisneros.
The swim team learned a valuable lesson through this experience. “Some girls bring their own locks and some do not leave their suits, etc. there anymore. We got new locks on the door and the door is always locked when we are not there at practice,” said Cisneros.