Area swim schedules
Invitational; Andover, Andover Central at El Dorado; 28—Maize, Maize South at Manhattan; 29—McPherson at Topeka.
Invitational; 5—Emporia Invitational, Salina South Invitational;
Campus; 13—Salina South Invitational; 14—Northwest Invitational;
Derby at Hutchinson; 20—El Dorado Invitational; 21—Trinity
Invitational (Wichita Swim Club); 23—Campus at Hays, Hutchinson
Invitational; 26—Campus Invitational; 27—Campus, Derby at
Manhattan; Great Bend Invitational; 28—Trinity Invitational.
Dorado; 3—Derby at Salina South, Newton Invitational; 5—El Dorado
Invitational; 12—AV-CTL Invitational at Northwest YMCA, AV-CTL
II Invitational at El Dorado; 18-19—State.
Area girls swimming notes
• Andover hopes to win the AV-CTL this year after finishing second last year. Senior Audra Hansen leads the way.
• Andover Central returns K.C. Chambers from its AV-CTL champion.
• Junior diver Dani Noel returns for Campus, as does lone senior Madison Downs (distance).
• Collegiate has good numbers and is led by Maddie Daley, Julia Gurney and Allie Hatchett.
• Ashley Call is a 500 freestyle specialist for El Dorado, while Jade Johnson leads in the shorter sprints.
• Independent was second in 5-1A last year and returns medalists Brooke Brittain and Kate Wickman.
• Trinity Academy 50 free state champ Chelsey Kilgore is back, as is junior Emily Knocke, who was second at two state events.
City League girls swimming notes
• All of Carroll’s state qualifiers are back, including seniors Clara Seiwert and Nicole Rau, along with junior Brooke Biby and sophomore Madison Hutchinson.
• Most of Heights’ 20 team members are returners, though it’s a young team. Rachel Stahl and Miranda Bargsley provide senior leadership for a group that includes junior Chancel Nguyen and sophomores Kelsey Buller and Alyssa Packer.
• Kapaun has good numbers, especially in the freshman and sophomore classes. Key swimmers include Marisa Meyer, Bridgette Ayala, Melissa Daily and Kate Watson.
• North sophomore Abbey Lassley already holds the school 100 backstroke record. She was seventh at state in the 100 butterfly.
• Northwest has a small team, and the lone senior is Madelynn Bazzell. Other key swimmers are Jessica Aaby, Julia Blasdel, Hannah Howe, Hannah Pruitt, Melissa Martin and Ruth Kindel.
• South has more than 10 seniors, including Kassie Enruqez, Tori Webb and Christie Briley. But the team will have several new underclassmen.
• New Southeast coach Lyndon Perry has senior Emily Chesser, who finished third in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM at Class 6A.
• An inexperienced West squad has three returners back and nine newcomers.
City League girls swimming schedule
West vs. Kapaun at Wichita Swim Club; 29—East at South, Heights at Southeast, North at West, Kapaun at Carroll; 30—Heights Invitational (at East).
East, Carroll at Southeast, South vs. Kapaun at Swim Club; 7—East at Olathe East; 12—East, Kapaun at Heights; South, Southeast at West; Carroll, North at Northwest; 14—Northwest Invitational; 19—East, West vs. Carroll at Northwest; Northwest, Southeast, Kapaun at Swim Club, North, South at Heights; 21—Trinity Invitational at Swim Club, 24—South at Northwest; 26—South at Campus, Kapaun at North, East at Southeast, Heights vs. Carroll at Northwest.