Experienced returners means high expectations for swim

With a new season, new faces are beginning to surface in the Perry pool along with the familiar faces. Coach Stephanie Carrasco has high expectations for the upcoming  swim season, from both the returning swimmers, and the incoming swimmers.  “This year we are expecting more, to make it to state.”

Veteran Swim team member Jon Underwood, who has practiced with his club team during the offseason says “I want to make top eight at state in the 500 freestyle and the 200 freestyle.”  Underwood finished 9th in 100 backstroke last season.

After Raevin Richardson took 3rd in the 100 yd breaststroke, Coach Carrasco wants more swimmers making it to state, to better represent the Perry swim program.  The girls swim team are coming back from 25th state ranking.  They had five wins and two losses in their regular season.  The boys return from a 18th overall in the state with six wins and one loss in their dual meets.

Along with Richardson, Jon Underwood, Jake Perrine,and Ryleigh Weight are all expected to make it to state as well as the many seniors who are on the team.

However, nothing short of excellence is expected from the incoming freshmen that have secured a spot on the team.  Tai Combs, Kaden Miller, Morgan Corey, and Adelle Rudolph have all seemed to have made an impression on their coach with their valuable skills as sprinters.  Already, Carrasco believes they have great potential.

The ultimate goal for this season remains the same.  “We’re going to beat Basha; that’s always our goal.”  Carrasco confidently stated.  The players agree, that will be their  toughest meet of the season will be Basha High School.

After an impressive season, the dive team returns to the pool, ready to start another season of high scores, and daring dives.  With a coach who was named Arizona Dive Coach of the Year for the third time, what could go wrong?

Abigail Whitlock dove for Perry last year, and managed to place a spot on the All CUSD dive team for the second year.  Alongside that, she also clenched thirteenth in the state.  A remarkable performance.

Big things are expected from the Perry pool for this upcoming Swim and Dive season.  There are plenty of medals to be won, and records to be set, for the 2014-2015 season.