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2018 Green Valley Girls Swimming Capsule

GREEN VALLEY

Head coach: Bob Swift, 16th season

Returning letter winners: Fifteen

Top athletes: Zaida Ascencion (So.), Liz Clinch (Sr.), McKenna Houlihan (Jr.), Victoria Navarro (Sr.)

Outlook: The Gators finished second at state for the third straight year last season.

Navarro returns as the defending state champion in both the 100-yard and 200 freestyles).

Clinch was second in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

The Gators have plenty of talent, but must make up for the loss of Abigail Richter to graduation. Richter won two individual state titles in each of the past three seasons.

“We hope to compete for the Sunrise Region title and challenge Palo Verde’s dominance at state,” Swift said.

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