Veteran swim team poised for big year

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By Bobby Gerome ‘21

Coming off of an impressive season last year, the Aqua Cats will be an impressive team to watch this year. The promising roster is loaded with lots of returning juniors and seniors who can take this team a long way. The talent all starts with the eleven seniors who have been extraordinary in the past. Leading the way are Cormac Nolan and John Soeder, who both had remarkable seasons last year. Other seniors to look out for are Kian Charmichael, Cameron Marcie, Brian Johnson, Daymyen Haywood, Robert Gavigan, Jack Johannessen, Luke Slabe, and John Zaky. In their time at Ignatius, the junior class has opened the eyes of many Wildcat fans.

Two juniors who are on a different level are Tyler Hong and Joe Richmond, who are two of the anchors in several events. Other successful juniors are Kartar Vig, Michael Bednar, Thomas Metz, Zach Toothman, Will Van de Walle, Will Trenta, Damon Durrah, and Brice Cerar. Two divers who will also make a huge impact on the program this year are senior Noah Keim and junior Will Claus. The swimming and diving team this year is stacked with lots of returning juniors and seniors who have had experience swimming at districts, and the state meet. The talent the team possesses this year will help the Aqua Cats go far this year.