COACH: Trevor Timmons
KEY SWIMMERS: Juniors Jake Wiedeman and Alan Whitehead return to the team this year as team leaders, whose experience set a good example for the other swimmers and will help in tight meets and high-pressure situations later on in the season, Timmons said.
“We have a couple really solid team leaders,” he said. “They’re both juniors and team leaders this year, as far as swimming speed and general leadership, with (Wiedeman and Whitehead) at the front. They both identify the 100-meter breaststroke as their main stroke, but they are good all-around swimmers and so you’ll see them in almost all the events this season.”
DID YOU KNOW? This is Timmons’ first year as coach of the swimming team. He also is the director of psychology for the Weld Re-4 School District. His past coaching experience includes coach of Thompson Valley’s girls swimming team from 2002-2007.
“I’m excited to be back at the pool and coaching the sport I love,” Timmons said. “As far as the team, a big goal is for each athlete to improve over the course of the season.”
TREVOR TIMMONS’ COMMENTS: “We have a lot of depth, a solid class of juniors and only one senior. So we’re kind of a young team but that gives us lots of room for growth,” Timmons said. “My bottom-line expectation is for every athlete on the team to improve over the course of the season. If we’re right in the mix of things in the conference, it would be cool for us to be in the top half of teams and I think that’s something we can potentially do.”
SEASON OUTLOOK: “It’s hard to say but I think we could be right in the middle. We’re probably not going to be able to challenge Thompson Valley at the top but I think we can be competitive at most meets. It’s going to be an exciting time,” Timmons said.
The team’s first meet will be 5 p.m. March 6 against Thompson Valley at home.
“It will be really interesting for me, from a coaching standpoint. The first meet is all about getting and establishing initial swims that we can work off of for the rest of the year. I’m really interested to see how all the swimmers perform in a meet situation, and then we will be able to start looking at how we can improve and adjust as we move forward.”
— Casey Kelly