DANSVILLE — Most people feel that swimming is a summertime activity. Maybe, but when it comes to competition the Dansville girls are gearing up for fall as coaches Chris Everett and Heather Clark are "pooling" their many resources in quest of another successful swim season in 2019.
The "coaches by committee" have plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming campaign. There will be a half-dozen returning seniors leading the way in the suds this season. They include Lizzy Fox, Taylor Coburn, Emma Rossborough, Aaliyah Hall and newcomer Mary-Catherine Aikin. The squad will keep an eye on Sydney Martin who should be dropping times in her distance events, while Alycia Wachtel will seek to impress onlookers in both the sprinting events and breaststroke this fall.
Meghan Schledorn is among one of the sophomores who has emerged as a leader in her work ethic and attitude at practices, and is one of the most-improved swimmers from a year ago according to coaches Everett and Clark.
The youth movement continues as Dansville has a pair of athletes who have passed the NYS physical fitness test to join the varsity ranks as 8th graders. Ella Frazer is looking for a spot in the distance events, while Kaitlyn Lee could be the Mustangs newest 100 Flier. Other swimmers to watch include Abby Kendall, Brynn Schiavi, Bailey Rossborough, Zoe Mills, Michelle Jefferson, Mackenzie Jacobs, Kayleigh Camacho and Paige Curtis.
The Lady Mustangs open the season with rival action at Wayland-Cohocton on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m., while the first home meet is currently slated for Tuesday, Sept. 10 against Wellsville, also at 5 o'clock.