The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity girls swim team began its young season in the Western Relays at La Jolla High School last week.
The Lady Dons, fresh off of a second place finish in the San Diego Section California Interscholastic Federation Division II Championships last season, look to have a successful 2020 spring season.
CCHS hopes to swim well in California Interscholastic Federation meets, but the Lady Dons focus on each individual swimmer.
“CIF is very important to the team, but our coach also wants more of us to go to State this year,” CCHS girls swimmer Daniela Gil ‘21 said.
The CCHS girls swimming program is rich in history, including a first place finish in the San Diego Section California Interscholastic Federation Division II Championships.
To get atop the county’s best, CCHS prepares with new tools and practice methods to benefit the team.
“We’re gonna be using equipment that we haven’t used before during the school season, like fins and paddles, which most of us use with our club teams,” Gil said.
The Lady Dons possess a tough schedule, featuring meets against La Jolla High School and Coronado High School.
The Cathedral Catholic High School varsity boys swim team is jumping into the pool for another successful season with prestigious goals in mind.
“Our goal for this season is to win CIF’s for both girls and boys and also having a strong team qualify for state championships,” CCHS student athlete Robbie Andrews ‘21 said.
Last season the Dons won the California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section Division two championship and hope to return again with help from some transfers and strong upcoming swimmers.
“We have a lot of new strong upcoming swimmers, along with some transfers that will make a great impact on our chances to win CIF,” Andrews said.
The Dons prepare for their season with club training, which is year round.
“Most of us[the team] do club swimming, so we are training year round and take a break from club to do high school,” Andrew’s said.