2018 Palo Verde Boys Swimming Capsule


Head coach: Brent Gonzalez, 14th season

Returning lettermen: Nineteen

Top athletes: David Miller (Sr.), Ahmed Mohamed (Sr.), Jordan Read (Sr.), Dylan Sweikert (Sr.), Harrison Trent (Sr.), Conner Wattles (Jr.)

Outlook: It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that having 19 returning lettermen off a team that won its fifth straight state title is a really good thing for the Panthers.

Miller (100-yard butterfly) and Sweikert (100 freestyle) both won individual state titles last year, and the Panthers return top-four finishers at state in: Mohamed (second in 100 breaststroke, third in 100 butterfly), Wattles (third in diving), Read (third as part of 200 medley relay), Miller (fourth in 200 freestyle), Sweikert (fourth in 50 freestyle).

“The boys are looking to repeat their 18th straight regional championship and repeat as state champions for the sixth year in a row,” Gonzalez said.