2013 Girls Swimming Preview

By George Panoutsos

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The NWN had the chance to interview the varsity girls’ swimming coach, Jason Macejak, about the team and their bright future.

 NWN: How is the team looking this season?

Macejak: This should be the strongest team we’ve had in school history. We look forward to rewriting the record board again one more year and placing higher in our invites that we’ve been in the past few years and have a bigger state squad this year.

NWN: What do you think the strengths of the team are going to be this year?

Macejak: We are a little deeper than we usually have been. Our swimmers in lane 6 are also quicker than they have been in the past, so that’s great. Our overall depth will be great this year.

 

NWN: Do you have any players looking great in practice so far?

 Macejak: We have senior Edan Scott who’s been a state qualifier the past 3 years and was all-state in 2 events last year and the first all-american swimmer that we have had on the girls swimming team in school history. Right on her heels is junior Emma Helgeson. Also, (junior) Abby Hegberg and Lauren Patt. These girls are key components to our relay races.

The first swim meet was on Friday at Niles West against North Side Prep. Niles West swimming and diving team came out on top with a 3 level sweep. Come out and support The Wolves at the next swim meet, the Niles West invite hosted right here at West, on Saturday, Sep. 14 at 9:00 & 1:00.