Swimming and diving preview 2017

Senior Emma Weis prepares to dive at a meet in February 2017.
Photo by: Aubreigh Moberg

2016 Results

Last season, the Kearney High girls swimming team finished fourth at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference (GNAC) and twenty-fifth at state, while the boys team finished third at GNAC and eleventh at state.

Returning Key Athletes

Some key swimmers this year will be, senior Collin Mckelvey (KCHS) who holds the school record for the 100 meter backstroke, and senior Natalya Nelson, who is the 100 meter breastroke school record holder. The diving team is led by, senior Emma Weis and junior Michael Huebner. Weis and Huebner are both school record holders.

Outlook

            With a lot of committed athletes working hard over the summer, the team has high hopes for the season.  Head coach Jane Bartee says, “I’m really excited for this upcoming season. We didn’t lose any boys from the state team last year and the girls team is looking strong.” The Bearcats are looking forward to a successful season.