Lima high boys, girls swimming & diving capsules


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Sophie Jolliff is a returning letterwinner for Lima Senior this season.

Sophie Jolliff is a returning letterwinner for Lima Senior this season.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

The following information was provided by coaches. Schools not listed failed to provide information by deadline.

Boys

Bath

Division II

Head coach: Ashley Recker (fourth season)

2018 WBL finish: Eighth

Returning Letterwinners: Christian Kelman, sr., freestyle, breakstroke; Caden Schmidt, sr., freestyle, backstroke; Reece Spradlin, sr., freestyle; Jackson Chiem, sr., freestyle; Ethan Daniels, jr., freestyle, butterfly.

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Work together well and cheer each other on. Work hard to learn and improve.

What they need to work on: Starts and turns and breaking out of our starts and turns.

Competitors most likely to go deepest in postseason: Christian Kleman will do well in the relays and individual breaststroke.

Outlook: Bath has had a great season this far and I am thrilled to see where the postseason will take us. We have two new assistant coaches this year, Jenna Schroeder and Zach Jones, who have been a great asset to our team. Bath has many new swimmers this year and we have been able to see so much growth in their ability. Some of our more advanced swimmers have big goals to break records, and qualify for state, and we hope they can achieve that. Overall.we have a fun, team driven group, with a strong work ethic that makes it fun to coach.

Celina

Division II

Head coach: Dawn Schuleterman (first season)

2018 WBL finish: Seventh

Returning Letterwinners: Keaton McMurray, soph., butterfly, backstroke

Promising Newcomers: Zach Haines, soph., butterfly, freestyle; Kyle Lochtefeld, sr., freestyle, backstroke

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Keaton is our only returning boy from the state winning the freestyle relay. He’s a great swimmer and can score when we need him to. The other two boys have been working hard and trying to score where they can.

What they need to work on: We need numbers. Losing Kyle this year leaves us with only two boys. We need to get more boys involved to bring the team back up.

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: With only three boys (maybe a diver to fill a relay spot), we just will see.

Outlook: Looking forward to a great state run for Keaton and will love watching the other two boys continue to improve and drop times.

Elida

Division II

Head coach: Krissa Worley (second season)

2018 WBL finish: Sixth

Returning Letterwinners: Gavin Peare, sr., distance freestyle; Jacob Michael, jr., distance freestyle, butterfly; Bailey Carder soph., freestyle, backstroke; Austin Luck, soph., freestyle; Jon Frueh, soph., freestyle, breaststroke; Garrett Simmons, soph., freestyle.

Promising Newcomers: Nick Biebel, fr., breaststroke; Jahmar Lawrence, jr., freestyle, backstroke.

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Compete and Establish personal bests throughout the season.

What they need to work on: The basics with regard to technique and efficiency.

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: Nick Niebel, Gavin Peare, Garrett Simmons, Jon Frueh, Jacob Michael, Austin Luck, Bailey Carder.

Outlook: The boys team continues to drop times and establish personal bests. They are all competitive amongst each other for relay spots. The team is young and we hope to continue our success.

Kenton

Division II

Head coach: Emily Schaub (first season)

2018 WBL finish: Ninth

Returning Letterwinners: Landon Bartlett, jr., breaststroke, butterfly; Patrick Bartlett, soph. freestyle, backstroke; Mason Bloom (sr., freestyle, backstroke); Connor Galvin, sr., freestyle, butterfly; Gaige Newland. soph. freestyle, backstroke; Kobey Rawlins, sr., freestyle;

Parker Rembis, sr., freestyle; Garrett Thomas, soph., backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle; Austin Wilson, jr., freestyle, backstroke.

Promising Newcomers: Tyler Buxton, fr., freestyle), Keegan Wright, fr., freestyle, breaststroke

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: The team had many freestylers, which helped greatly during freestyle events this season. They have great comradery in and out of the pool.

What they need to work on: We need to work on doing longer distanced swims and being confident in swimming breaststroke and butterfly.

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: Garrett Thomas, Landon Bartlett, Gaige Newman, Patrick Bartlett.

Outlook: This team had a lost of setbacks throughout the season due to injuries and things that were out of our hands. Even on the toughest days they stuck together and supported their teammates. With perseverance and hard work, this team should be proud with what they have been able to accomplish this season.

Shawnee

Division II

Head coach: Jeff Brown (20th season)

2018 WBL finish: First

Returning Letterwinners: Aaron Allen, soph., distance freestyle, backstroke, Preston Cox, soph., butterfly; Ben Curl, soph., distance freestyle, sprint freestyle; Evan Patterson, soph., sprint freestyle, IM, breaststroke; Charlie Spyker, soph., diving, freestyle, backstroke; Cooper Conley, jr., distance freestyle, sprint freestyle; Josh Kuhlman, jr., sprint freestyle, butterfly; Jacob Magula, jr., sprint freestyle; Gabe Williams, jr., IM, breaststroke; Brett Basinger, sr., sprint freestyle, butterfly; PJ Briggs, sr., distance freestyle, backstroke; Chris Schock, sr., diving.

Promising Newcomers: Kaden Austin, fr., sprint freestyle, breaststroke; Eli Brown, fr., sprint freestyle, breaststroke; Jon Briggs, fr., all strokes; Kyle McGuire, fr., butterfly, backstroke; Adam Russ, fr., backstroke, IM.

Coach’s analysis

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: Jacob Magula, Gabe Williams, Brett Basinger, PJ Briggs, Jon Briggs, Ben Curl, Cooper Conley, Charlie Cpyker, Evan Patterson.

St. Marys

Division II

Head coach: Katie Szymczak (third season)

2018 WBL finish: Fourth

Returning Letterwinners: Jacob Westerfield, jr., breaststroke; Kyle Lucas, soph., breaststroke, freestyle, IM; Jace Deubler, soph., backstroke, Distance freestyle)

Promising Newcomers: Xander Spees, fr., diving, butterfly, backstroke; Austin Hertenstein, fr., backstroke, diving; Kameron MacLean, diving; Charlie Krebs, fr., Short freestyle).

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Swimmers and divers do what is asked of them at every meet. 6 a.m. practices have not always worked out this winter with the weather, but when we do hit the pool, we work hard and accomplish our goals.

What they need to work on: Depth to allow us to score more into league. We only have 8 men on our team and hope to finish well in league.

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: Kyle Lucas, Xander Spees, Charlie Krebs, Austin Hertenstein, Kameron LacLean.

Outlook: As long as we put our team goals and performances ahead of our own, we will find success.

Wapakoneta

Division II

Head coach: Brady Prater (second season)

2018 WBL finish: Second

Returning Letterwinners: Michael Johnston, sr., backstroke, butterfly, freestyle; Joey Metzger, sr., freestyle, backstroke; Kurt Schlenker, sr., backstroke, freestyle; Caleb Schlenker, sr., Distance freestyle; Tristan Gesler, jr., freestyle, backstroke; Nate Miller, soph., freestyle, butterfly; Shannon, sr., diving; Trent, jr., diving)

Promising Newcomers: Nate Metzger, fr., freestyle, butterfly, backstroke)

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: We need to work on our walls very well, we finish races well. We are very competitive and tremendous workers.

What they need to work on: We need to work on controlling our breathing during races, getting off the walls and blocks faster.

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: We hope to qualify all three relays to the state meet in Canton. Mike Johnston, Joey Metzger, Kurt Schlenker, and Nate Miller will be big pieces of all of those relays.

Outlook: The Wapak boys’ team is very talented this year but lacks depth. We have big goals this season including winning a WBL title, placing top 3 in the district. We hope to get several individual swims as well as 3 relays to Canton for the state swim meet.

Lima Senior

Division I

Head coach: Nikki Priddy (first season)

Returning Letterwinners: Chris Bishop, jr.,

Promising Newcomers: Jayden Donald, soph.; Hunter Smith, soph.

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Sprints

What they need to work on: Endurance

Outlook: We will have a lot of exciting races this year. I am excited to see what the boys can do this year.

Minster

Division II

Head coach: Kelly Schulze (third season)

Returning Letterwinners: Grant Beair, 100/200 freestyles; Carl Heid, sprint freestyle; Forrest Kitzmiller, freestyle/butterfly; Grant Koenig, 50/100 freestyles, IM; Spencer Prenger, freestyle, backstroke; Jacob Wissman, breaststroke.

Promising Newcomers: Jacob Beair, 200/500 freestyles; Nick Klune, backstroke/freestyle; Jacob Heuker, 50/100 freestyles); Zack Hueker, 50/100 freestyles; Joseph Magoto, breaststroke/butterfly; Devon Schultz, 50/100 freestyles; Ben Stammen, backstroke; Sam Werling, freestyle.

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Enthusiasm and effort when dealing with a challenging set in practice. Good team camaraderie.

What they need to work on: Breath control, IM and multi-stroke work.

Competitors likely to do well in postseason: Grant Beair, Nick Klune, Jacob Heuker, Zack Heuker, Grat Koenig, Joseph Magoto, Spencer Prenger, Devon Schultz, Ben Stammen, Jacob Wissman.

Girls

Bath

Division II

Head coach: Ashley Recker (fourth season)

2018 WBL finish: Eighth

Returning Letterwinners: Rachel Reichelderfer, sr., freestyle, butterly; Quinnlyn Conley, sr., freestyle; Megan Truman, sr., freestyle, breaststroke; Mallory Clark, soph., all strokes.

Promising Newcomer: Payton Meffley, fr., freestyle, backstroke, IM

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: Work together well and cheer each other on. Work hard to learn and improve.

What they need to work on: Starts, turns and breaking out of our starts.

Competitors most likely to go deepest in postseason: Rachel Reichelderfer has qualified for districts in the past in the 100 butterfly and she hopes to again this year, as well as qualifying in some relays. Payton Meffley has the potential to qualify for districts in the backstroke and IM, and relays as well, if she improves quite a bit she could be looking at qualifying for state this year or next year.

Celina

Division II

Head coach: Dawn Schwieterman (first season)

2018 WBL finish: First

Returning Letterwinners: Mckenna Black, sr. freestyle; Paige Duncan, sr. breaststroke; Amanda Slechter, sr., butterfly, freestyle; Kenzie Conn, soph., backstroke, freestyle; Zoe Rolfes, soph., freestyle, breaststroke; Grace Gabes, soph., butterfly, backstroke; Danielle Slechter, soph., backstroke, freestyle.

Promising Newcomers: Claire Gass, fr., breaststroke, butterfly; Emma Guggenbiller, fr., freestyle, butterfly; Kennedy Newell, fr., freestyle, IM.

What they do well: We have a strong team with a lot of talent and great leadership fro the seniors.

What they need to work on: Bringing the younger girls on as leaders.

Outlook: We are looking forward to a great state run — ending the season on a good, solid foundation that will carry on through the next several years.

Elida

Division II

Head coach: Krissa Worley (second season)

Returning Letterwinners: Madison Allemeier, sr., freestyle; Aubrey Etzler, sr., freestyle; Hannah Reichert, sr., distance freestyle; Cayla Butler, jr., IM, backstroke; Aariah Rojas, jr., all strokes.

Promising Newcomers: Lilly Niebel, fr., IM, distance freestyle; Evelyn Frueh, fr., freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke; Kim Jackwert (exchange student), all strokes.

Outlook: The team continues to improve. With the start of BYAA Swim for seventh/eighth grade Elida students, we hope to continue to build the program. Despite a few shoulder injuries, we plan to return next season stronger than ever.

Kenton

Division II

Head coach: Emily Schaub (first season)

2018 WBL finish: 10th

Returning Letterwinners: Alexis Grubbs, soph., breaststroke, butterfly; Grace Hattery, soph., freestyle; Olivia Hattery, jr., freestyle; Haley Hunt, jr., freestyle, backstroke; Mogan Kohl, sr., freestyle, butterfly; Kylie Krohmer, sr., freestyle; Elaina Schaub, sr., freestyle, butterly.

Promising Newcomer: Lexi Phillips, sr., breaststroke, freestyle.

What they do well: We have an abundance of freestylers and breaststrokers this year, which helped us do well in those events.

What they need to work on: Overall the swimmers need to broaden their horizons and their confidence levels when it comes to swimming the “harder” events. We didn’t have many swimmers consistently swim the 500 free, 200 IM, or 100 fly this season.

Competiors most likely to go deepest in postseason: Morgan Kohl, Alexis Grubbs, Grace Hattery, Elaina Schaub.

Outlook: As a first year coach, the team and I had to do a lot of learning together. I think that overall we had a successful season with a lot of improved times and finishes, individually and as a team.

Shawnee

Division II

Head coach: Jeff Brown (20th season)

2018 WBL finish: Third (tie)

Returning Letterwinners: Katie Clark, soph., distance freestyle; Jessica Duncan, soph., distance freestyle; Kelsey Fischback, soph., sprint freestyle, backstroke; Lexie Marshall, soph., butterfly, IM; Lauren Schaub, soph., butterfly, freestyle; Maddie Behnke, jr., distance and sprint freestyles; Kayana Cook, jr., sprint freestyle, breaststroke; Madyson Reed, jr., all strokes; Rachael Russ, jr., IM, breaststroke; Hannah Strayer, jr., all strokes; Molly Fischbach, sr., breaststroke; Ambyr Strickland, sr., butterfly.

Promising Newcomers: Michaela Williams, soph., sprint freestyle; Savannah Gillen, jr., diving.

Coach’s analysis

What they need to work on: Competitive attitude.

Competitors most likely to go deepest in postseason: Rachael Russ, Kayanna Cook, Katie Clark, Kelsey Fischback, Maddie Behnke.

St. Marys

Division II

Head coach: Katie Szymczak (third season)

2018 WBL finish: Sixth

Returning Letterwinners: Kassie Menchhofer, sr., breaststroke, sprint freestyle; Destiny King, sr., buttefly, backstroke; Ali Hertenstein, jr., freestyle; Rebecca Dominguez, soph., diving.

Promsing Newcomers: Kennedy Schreiber, jr., breaststroke; Allie Orick, jr., diving, backstroke; Ryleigh Young, soph., butterfly, breaststroke; Alivia Link, fr., breaststroke, IM.

Coach’s analysis

What they need to work on: Depth to allow us to score more. We have only 10 women on our team and hope to finish well in league.

Competitors most likely to go deepest in postseason: Becca Dominguez, Kassie Menchhofer and Alivia Link.

Wapakoneta

Division I

Brady Prater (second season)

2018 WBL: Third (tie)

Returning Letterwinners: Sarah Schmidt, sr., freestyle; Emma Davis, jr., backstroke, freestyle; Danica Zink, jr., butterfly, freestyle; Maddie Moody, soph., butterfly, IM; Chelsea Morehouse, soph., backstroke, freestyle; Paige Schneider, soph., freestyle, breaststroke; Katie Miller, soph., freestyle.

Promising Newcomers: Elizabeth Gesler, fr., freestyle, breaststroke; Lizzie Goodes, jr., backstroke, freestyle; Andie Goodes, fr., breaststroke, freestyle.

Coach’s analysis

What they need to work on: We need to work on our mental toughness and finishing races strong.

Competitors mostly likely to go deepest in postseason: Kalie Miller, Maddie Moody and Elizabeth Gesler have great shots at making it to districts individual as well as all three of our relays.

Outlook: We have a very young girls team this year. They continue to work very hard and swam great at WBLs. We have seen a lot of improvement so far this season and hopefully that continues the next few weeks.

Minster

Division II

Head coach: Kelly Schulze (third season)

Returning Letterwinners: Kaitlynn Albers, 200 and 500 freestyles; Hanna Boate, backstroke, butterfly; Claire Borgerding, 100 and 200 freestyles, backstroke; Rachel Kitzmiller, backstroke, breaststroke, IM; Madeline Magoto, butterfly, breaststroke; Emma Schmeising, sprint freestyle; Emma Watcke, backstroke, 200 and 500 freestyles.

Promising Newcomer: Ella Boate, fr., freestyle, breaststroke.

Lima Senior

Division I

Head coach: Maddi Rapp (third season)

Returning Letterwinner: Sophie Jolliff, soph., sprint freestyle

Promising Newcomer: Grace Beck, fr., sprint freestyle

Coach’s analysis

What they do best: Sprinting

What they need to work on: Becoming a team of variety. Swimming different events well.

Competitors most likely to go deepest in postseason: Sophie Jolliff, Grace Beck.

Outlook: I’m excited to see what we will accomplish this year. We have a larger team than in the past, and they are all young. We have a lot of room to grow and become better in the years to come.

St. Henry

Division II

Head coach: Carmen Beyke (third season)

Returning Letterwinner: Julia Beyke, jr., backstroke, 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke.

Promising Newcomer: Lauren Hartings, freestyles.

Coach’s analysis

What they do well: We are a young team and the girls are learning and getting more comfortable with swimming high school.

What they need to work on: Getting more members on our team and more practice time.

Sophie Jolliff is a returning letterwinner for Lima Senior this season.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/02/web1_swim-meet-RP-006.jpgSophie Jolliff is a returning letterwinner for Lima Senior this season. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

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