Swim teams wrapping up summer season in style

Pictured is the ages 13-18 medley relay team for the Hilltoppers, from left, Maggie Parks, Claire Thebeau, Hannah Plunkett and Bailey Brown. (Tammy Taylor photo)

Area swim teams are wrapping up their summer season, some with conference titles in sight.

The Waterloo Piranhas are in the midst of another great season. Sitting near the top of the Kaskaskia Conference standings, the Piranhas have one more week of regular season dual meets before the conference finals on July 25.

Coach Kennedy Moehrs is excited with the way her team has competed this summer, especially given their small number of swimmers. Moehrs is particularly pleased with the performances of her older swimmers, including Jaycee Cotton, who is “dominating” the 11-12 age group, and Janie Kehrer, who is working toward breaking the 15-18 girls freestyle record.

Moehrs knows that capturing yet another conference title will be a challenge, but the head coach remains optimistic.

“I am excited for conference, but we are going to have to swim our absolute best that day to beat some teams with more kids,” she said. “We have so much potential and…>>>

Pictured are Hilltoppers ages 8 and under swimmers, from left, Nathan Mead, Blake Mead, Jack Roider, Colton Aguiar and Riley Kelvorn. (Tammy Taylor photo)

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