Boys swim preview: Several key performers returning to young Warriors’ team
The Edmonds-Woodway boys swim team is coached for the eighth year by Kate Trettevik. Trettevik’s team of 25 returns several key performers from last year’s 7-4 squad including Alex Nguyenle, Max Takacs, Brandon Chen and Ryan Pham. Top newcomers according to Trettevik are Joel Hashimoto and Kyle Aitken.
Trettevik says the Warriors’ strength is that the swimmers are very hardworking and are good at pushing themselves to get better. Depth, she says, is an area of concern as the other schools — including perennial power Kamiak and contenders Jackson and Cascade — have much bigger squads.
This year’s team is young, with only three seniors on the roster, but Trettevik sees this as a positive: “They will continue to grow and improve in their strengths and capabilities in the coming years,” she said. Home meets are held at Lynnwood Rec Center, most starting at 2:30 p.m.. Here’s their schedule:
Dec. 10 @Jackson
Dec. 12 vs Kamiak and Monroe
Dec.17 @ Everett
Jan. 9 vs Stanwood
Jan. 16 @ Shorewood
Jan. 23 Shorecrest
Jan. 28 Mariner
Jan. 30 vs Lynnwood and Meadowdale
Feb. 1 Edmonds District Meet (EWHS hosts)
– By Jeff Smarr