2018 Tech Boys Swimming Capsule


Head coach: Kim Lighty, 11th season

Returning lettermen: Thirteen

Top athletes: James Nguyen (Jr.), Durand Farr (Sr.), Anthony Avalos (Jr.), Jacob Tyler (Jr.)

Outlook: Nguyen finished second in 50-yard freestyle and fifth in the 100 breaststroke in last year’s Class 3A state meet.

He’s joined by returning state placers Farr (fifth in 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke), Avalos (sixth in 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle) and Tyler (seventh in 500 freestyle).

“We expect to have another great season,” Lighty said. “We were second at regionals last year and fifth at state, and we would like to improve upon that this year.

“The returning boys are very motivated and dedicated and will definitely have a stellar season. The new boys are motivated as well and will add even more strength to this team.”