The Knights Swim and
Dive Team is rearmed and reloaded for the 2015 season. Our 2014 was extremely successful with a
record year of personal best, new school records, numerous individual
Conference Champions and even the Lady Knights winning Conference. With a number of the former Knights moving
onto furthering their educational and swimming experience, we have recruited a
great freshmen class.
Taylor New is one
returnee from last year’s squad that will help this great group of freshmen
learn the ropes this season. Taylor will
be one of our many sprinters from Foothill High School and will also swim our
backstroke events. Justin Fishman is another sophomore that will keep the
freshmen inline this season. Justin will continue with the breaststroke and add
some depth in our mid-distance events.
Coach Wagner recruited some great swimmers to fill the ranks, starting
off with a trio of boys from Foothill; Davis Ferguson, Jerred Ferguson and
Josiah Moran. Davis and Jerred will be
swimming the 50 and 100 breaststroke and free sprints. Josiah is a mid-distance swimmer who will be
also competing on the 1-meter board. In
addition, we added Cassen Singer, a stand out from UPrep High School. Cassen has a wide variety of experience that
adds depth wherever we need his skills.
He also specializes in the tough 200 breaststroke. The next freshman is
Armando Amando, who could swim any race he wants. He is that well-rounded. Armando is also competing on the 1-meter
board. From Corning, we have Logan
Touvell. Logan will be swimming mid-distance
and long-distance races for the Knights this season.
The Lady Knights Chante’
Catt is back helping in our Distance races.
She had an incredible season in 2014 and preseason this year was very
beneficial for her. Recruits, Emily Marker and Megan Wilding from
Shasta High School, are some great additions to the squad. Emily will be adding depth in the breaststroke
and one dive diving this season. Megan
will be specializing in the individual medley events and mid-distance freestyles. Sarah Quaid, from UPrep, is one of the most
versatile swimmers on the squad. She
will be swimming a multitude of events throughout the season. From the south side of the valley we have
Tory Bunnell from West Valley High School.
She will add depth in the distance breaststroke events and IM’s. Julia Bellon, from Red Bluff, will be
swimming backstroke and mid distance free events. Cindy Hoffman, from Quincy, will be assisting
Julia in the mid-distance throughout the season. Laura Beatrici and Katlyn
Miller will be freestyle and backstroke sprinters this season.
We will look to grow as
a squad and develop each athlete to the best of their potential. This year, the staff is excited for the
athletes and we look forward to working with each member of the squad and
providing a great experience for the student/athletes.
2014 Going to State Championships!...
From Left to right: Shelby Kine, Makayla Scott, Steven Jordon, Mimi Hoxie, Robby Griffith, Kelsey Serna, Samantha Divelbiss