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December 5, 2012

POOLSIDE: Boys' swimming preview

Even after big losses, Jeff looks to three-peat





• Head Coach: Andy Cymbalist

• Departed Swimmers: None.

• Returning Varsity Swimmers: Chris Spencer (So., 200 IM, butterfly); Brett Brooks (Jr., freestyle).

• Key Newcomers: Jose Arredondo-Rangel (Fr.), Cesar Hernandez (Sr.), Maxim Khoteenko (Jr.).

• Outlook: With all of its swimmers returning and three newcomers, the Pirate boys will be able to field some relay teams this year. And with only one senior, the Charlestown program looks like it’s in the best shape it has been in years.

• Coach Cymbalist said: “Our boys team is generally smaller than our girls team, but this year is reversed. The boys will compete for high placings in [the Mid-Southern Conference] and finish as a team as high as our small numbers will allow.”


• Head Coach: Joe Perkins

• Assistant Coaches: Shea Weathers (diving)

• Departed Swimmers: Logan Voss.

• Returning Varsity Swimmers: Oscar Anderson (Sr., eighth in state in the 200 IM, 11th in 100 backstroke); Kyle Crater (Sr., sprint freestyler); Rick Ellis (Sr., all strokes); Jackson Ferrell (Sr., sprint freestyle/breaststroke); Stone Logan (Sr., sprint freestyle/butterfly); Dylan Nichols (sr., state diving qualifier); Brandon Philpot (Sr., distance freestyle); Eli Anderson (So., freestyle); Grant Anderson (So, freestyle/butterfly); Hayden Brodfehrer (So., diving); Sam Cleveland (So., all strokes); Noble Guyon (So., IM); Marc McCormick (So., distance freestyle).

• Key Newcomers: Reese Breichaft (Fr., freestyle); Matt Byrnes (Fr., distance freestyle/breaststroke); Brendon Smith (Fr., sprints/butterfly).

• Outlook: With so much returning, including Oscar Anderson, the Highlanders figures to be the top contender to end Jeffersonville’s run as HHC and sectional champions. With around 20 swimmers capable of scoring points for the Highlanders, depth will be a key to success in 2012-13.

• Coach Perkins said: “We are a very experienced team. We are pushing in practice each day to be the best that we can be. IT is a good group to put a meet lineup together with. They can race most anything, so it has been fun putting them in situations where they can race new events. Our sophomore class has come a long way since last year and have really posted some great times for the beginning of the season.”

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