By: John Raffel
Dewitt's swim and dive team expects strong season
Brock Delaney is coaching the Dewitt boys swim and dive team which competes in the CAAC Blue
"Last season after finishing 4th in the regular season of the 8 team league, we were able to finish 2nd at the league meet with fantastic performances from the entire squad, Delaney said. "We had 4 year swimmer Ryan McVicker graduate last year and he is the Varsity record holder with 3 other teammates that graduated in 2017 in all 3 relay events. We also lost a very experienced crop of 3 senior divers that 2 of the 3 qualified for the state meet competition. Top 5 guys this season: Jackson Uyl senior captain and freestyle, Dillon Blair sophomore all around swimmer, Myles Michalski senior 200IM and butterfly and backstroke, Nate Schluckebier sophomore freestyle distance and breaststroke, Zac Hakes senior captain and distance freestyle and butterfly.
"Last season we swam and dove to second at the league meet. This season we are positioned to hopefully win all of our dual meets except against Okemos so to finish 2nd outright in the CAAC Blue conference. This is a deep team where we might not beat other teams top swimmer but collectively we should point out ahead of teams in each event by finishing better than 5th and 6th place in the dual meet races. The two focus areas are trying to get a young team experience both in training principles and meets as well as take every opportunity each day to get better. Competing in practice will surely help meet competition.6. 7.) Your conference: How strong is it and who would you consider the league favorites? Where do you see your team fitting into the league race? 2nd place in the CAAC blue is up for the taking. I would expect hard challenges from Holt and East Lansing and maybe even Saint Johns. I would predict the league to go: Okemos, DeWitt, Holt, East Lansing, Saint Johns, Haslett, Grand Ledge.