Boys' numbers up, girls reloading after state swimming title


November 30, 2022

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Girls swimming team members include, in front from left, Samantha Pineda-Villa, Timber Nobles and Anna Perez. In the second row, from left, are Ierney Clarno, Rylee Markell, Kylie Melkvik, Beatrice Reeve, Payton Brookfield and Breeza Rodriguez. In the rear, from left, are Alyssa Voight, Kirsten Sautel, Coach Jessica Rice, Head Coach A. Jay Bronson, Coach Doug Peargin, Emerson Martineau and Peyton Markell.

Coming off their fourth girls state championship since 2016, Sweet Home's swimmers are starting a new season with the absence of some big poins producers, but a lot left in the proverbial cupboard.

"We look to be pretty young," Coach A. Jay Bronson said.

Gone are multiple school record holder Chloe Tyler, now swimming at Illinois State after winning two individual titles last year and helping the girls to two state relay championships, and Malia "Josie" Hewitt, who's competing for Colorado College after an individual title and a relay win at state.

Also graduated is Jamie Seward, who wo...

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