Girls Swim Looks for Strong Season Under New Coach


Credit to Sam Cary

Girls Swim participates in a meet on 2/3.

By Joel Boenitz

Girls’ swim questioned if they would have a coach or a season after the boys’ team didn’t have swimmers. Luckily, they found coach Josh Galati.

“I was really scared,” senior swimmer Kyleigh MacMann said. “I was going to graduate early, but then I was like ‘No, I wanna make State in a relay.’ I just really didn’t want to let my team down. I was just scared because I thought, ‘I did an extra semester, and we aren’t going to even have a swim season?’”

Thanks to Galati, the girls have their first practice Nov. 6.

“We have had successful swim teams in the past, and it’s a big thing for our school and a lot of our girls, so I thought it was vital that we had one, so I was really excited when we found our coach,” senior Erin Stock said.

The swim team hopes to go to State, including a relay team that was only seconds away last year.

“I know I’m not going to get first place, but I would want to stay in the middle to higher pack in meets,” freshman swimmer Olivia Neunaber said. “I would also like to learn some better stroke technique and different things I can improve on.”