Sports

Swim team adds depth, seeks No. 27

By Andrew Howard ’17
THE ROUNDUP

Photo by Kyle Schuering '15 -- Brophy swimmers take advantage of the new pool at practice on September 15th.
Photo by Kyle Schuering ’15 — Brophy swimmers take advantage of the new pool at practice on September 15th.

As the swim season gets started, the team looks to add new talent and make a push for a 27th state championship.

“This year will be exciting, especially having home meets at the new and fast pool,” said head coach Mr.Patrick O’Neill.

With the opening of the new Brophy Aquatics Center, home swim meets will now be on campus.

“With returning seniors Isaiah Williams 15, Grady Ottomeyer15 and Tom Ottoman 15, the swim team is looking better than ever,” Mr. O’Neill said.

Ottomeyer said the team’s unity is impressive.

“When I think of Brophy swim and the time I have spent on the team, the word ‘brotherhood’ is the first thing that comes to mind,” Ottomeyer said, “I have never been a part of a more close-knit team in my life; I like to believe that it is because of this brotherhood that we are the best team in the state and one of the best in the nation.”

Swimmers said they are confident in how the season will end.

“I know we will win state this year. Plain and simple. There is no other team that can compete with the resources, depth and unification of Brophy swim and dive,” Said Jack Blake 17.

The team’s coach also said he is optimistic about the season.

“Some teams think this year will be a down year for us, but it will not be, we have a good chance at competing for No. 27,” O’neill said.