Junior Dan Klotz who qualified for the states in the 50 and 100 free and was a finalist in both events returns to lead an inexperienced Berlin boys swimming and diving team.
Coach Eileen Thurston is excited despite having a very young team.
Also back are: senior diver Jakub Cwieka, junior diver and backstroke Nathan Giaccone, junior 500 free and backstroke Ryan Marquis, junior freestyler Tom Drozdzowski, sophomore breaststroke Luke Switzer and junior freestyler Fazli Bozal.
Key newcomers: We have many new swimmers from across the grades and from multiple other sports and we look forward to seeing them perform.
Team strength/weakness: Our team strength is our positive attitude, great work ethic and our determination to succeed. We lost 17 seniors last year and we have some big shoes to fill. Our weakness would be in the previous experience of our athletes.
Expectations (.500 seasons, contend for title, etc.): Our goal this year is to finish at .500 and to qualify more swimmers for states.
Teams to beat in the conference: All of them, however Middletown will present the biggest challenge.
Coach's comments: We are looking forward to a fantastic season with a great group of guys. They are working VERY hard already and are a determined group.
H20 – 2 parts heart and 1 part obsession is our motto.
Hard Work + Determination = Success