Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, March 1, 2024 at 10:03 AM . California
Now let's dive into a preview of the Don Antonio Lugo High School swim team for the upcoming season. Under the leadership of new head coach Hayden Miller, the Don Antonio Lugo High School swim team is setting their sights on success and building a strong foundation for years to come. Coach Miller's ultimate goal for the team is to win the league championship and send as many swimmers to CIF as possible. But it's not just about winning for Coach Miller, it's also about building a team that has a strong sense of community and fosters a love for the sport of swimming. Returning to lead the boys' team is captain Drake Bell. With his impressive skills in the 100 Fly and 500 Free, Bell is a top contender for success this season. On the girl's team, Carolina Galarza will be looking to continue her strong leadership from last season as she competes in the 200 IM and 100 Back. Both Bell and Galarza are expected to make a big impact on the team this year. But it's not just the returning players who will be making waves this season. Two standout newcomers, Kamdyn Miller and Jodie Hornsta, are expected to make an immediate impact on the team. With their experience at the Chino Hills Aquatics swim club, Miller and Hornsta bring promising new talent to the team and will be vying for spots on the varsity team. When it comes to leadership, Coach Miller looks for a balance of qualities in potential team captains. Along with being a leader, he values the ability to listen and communicate the needs of the team. This season, players will be battling for the role of captain and Coach Miller is confident in whoever steps into the role, knowing they have the qualities to lead the team to success. Team chemistry and camaraderie are also priorities for Coach Miller. He plans on taking the team to fun events to celebrate their successes and encourage them to push themselves. The allure of personal improvement and success is a powerful motivator for Coach Miller and he believes it will drive his team to reach their full potential. One of the biggest challenges the team faced during the preseason was the retirement of the beloved Coach Howard, who left big shoes to fill. But Coach Miller is confident in his coaching style, which focuses on going back to the fundamentals and drilling them into his swimmers until they become second nature. He believes that strong fundamentals will make it easier to learn more advanced techniques.