Boys, girls swimming previews

BOYS

PHOENIXVILLE

Coach: Dan Weinstein (second year)

Last year: 1-6 PAC-10, 1-9 overall

Top swimmers: Seniors Robert Newman (district qualifier in 50 free and 100 fly), Thomas Kawchak (free, fly); Juniors Jan Aclan (district qualifier in back and 500 free), Joshua Ziev (district qualifier in breast and 200 IM), Dave Nascari (free), Ryan Flamma (free), Eli Brown (free); Sophomores Jack Thompson (back and free), Brian Tu (breast).

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Outlook: Main loss to graduation was Jake Luzins. The Phantoms figure to have more depth than in previous seasons. Phoenixville’s home dual meet times can be misleading since they swim at the Phoenixville Area YMCA’s 25-meter pool, instead of the yards pool used by the other Pioneer Athletic Conference schools.

SPRING-FORD

Coach: Bob Sieracki (ninth year)

Last year: 2-5 PAC-10, 4-9 overall

Top swimmers: Juniors Ethan D’Arcangelo (IM, back, district qualifier), Channing Ryan (free), Zach Sparano (free, back), Dan Baker (sprint free) and Oskar Ehrnberg (foreign exchange student from Sweden, breast, Im); Sophomores Eric Jordan (sprint, free), Nicholas Pompizzi (back, breast), Cameron Hilliard (distance free); Freshmen Noah Cancro (back, IM, free), Callum Orme (free), Gareth Orme (free).

Outlook: D’Arcangelo is a returning stadnout. The Rams have added an outstanding freshman in Cancro, who ranked among the best in the state and sometimes the country during his youth program days. The Rams graduated seven seniors.

PERKIOMEN VALLEY

Coach: Jack Graham (18th year)

Last year: 7-0 PAC-10, 14-0 overall. Three-time defending PAC-10 champions and two-time defending Ches-Mont League champions.

Top swimmers: Seniors Anthony Crane (free), Quentin Altemose (back), Alex Jones (diving); Juniors Kyle Dix (free, IM), Logan Thorneloe (fly), Corey Jackson (breast), Bryce Groshardt (back), Michael Melissen (free), Nate Kell (free), Ted Lewis (free), Matt Geiger (free); Sophomores Wyatt Amdor (breast), Dave Moran (back), Luke Wait (distance free), Dan Kershner (diving), Sam Catlin (free).

Outlook: The Vikings’ dual meet winning streak is at 35-0 for three years in the PAC-10 and Ches-Mont League. Perkiomen Valley did graduate a number of standouts in Seth Underwood, Sean Hodgins, Will Swiss and diver Chase Ott.

GIRLS

PHOENIXVILLE

Coach: Dan Weinstein (second year)

Last year: 2-5 PAC-10, 3-7 overall

Top swimmers: Seniors Shawna Moore (fly leg on last year’s states consolation medley relay), Ashley Sierzega (fly, IM); Juniors Jessica Bennick (fly), Katie Fritsche (breast), Caylin Jenkins (distance free), Molly Shannon (back, free); Sophomores Olivia Hage (breast, back), Katie McErlean (free), Claire Maguire (free); Freshmen Maddie Cooke, Emily Fabius, Kathryn Bland.

Outlook: The Phantoms lost a lot of seniors, including Erin McElwee (back), Devonne Moore (breast) and Eileen Butler (free) from the 200 medley relay that placed second in the PIAA Class AA consolation finals last season, good enough for their third straight PIAA-qualifying year

SPRING-FORD

Coach: Bob Sieracki (ninth year)

Last year: 3-4 PAC-10, 5-8 overall

Top swimmers: Seniors Ali Anderscavage (distance free), Meghan Lui (sprint free, fly), Maddie Wilson (back, free), Isabella Cleri (free, fly); Juniors Kelley Darlington (breast, IM), Jess Zajac (back, free), Sarah McKenna (distance free); Sophomores Julia Pavlov (back, free), Rebecca Cubbler (distance free), Grace Cieri (free); Freshmen Meredith Orme, Erin McKenna.

Outlook: The Rams lost a couple of outstanding seniors, but they do have most of last yer’s team back.

PERKIOMEN VALLEY

Coach: Jack Graham (18th year)

Last year: 5-2 PAC-10, 10-4 overall

Top swimmers: Seniors Sam Schroeder (free), Allie Bonsall (fly), Maureen Ansel (breast), Laura Heelan (free), Ashley Dowiak (back, fly); Sophomores: Mariana Bernal (breast, IM), Megan Gray (free back), Kayla King (fly), Ern Bernal (breast), Elizabeth Ansel (free), Emily Dean (free), Maura Cunningham (diving), Betsy Lewis (diving), Calloway Korbisch (diving), Maria Sariano (diving); Newcomers: Elle Thorneloe, Danielle Swiss, Lexy Gallo, Gabby Ridge.

Outlook: The Vikings lost a lot due to graduation with district qualifiers in Emily Angst, Maggie Bryner, Morgan Christman, Alexis Dowiak and Bridget Allebach. Perkiomen Valley still have a lot of talented swimmers and should again score well in diving events, as usual.