This season has been unlike any other for Shorecrest boys swimming and diving coach Scott Kelley.
“It’s been an interesting year,” he said. “My son, Gavin, is on the team as a freshman. It’s been fun and challenging (to coach him). But overall we have a good solid group. We have guys who like to have fun and work hard. It’s a good mixture.”
The Scots have a sizable core of swimmers who are decent bets for state-meet qualification, led by junior Aric Prieve, a two-time state meet participant who concentrates on the 100-yard backstroke and 200 freestyle events. Kelley also has high hopes for freshman breaststroker Andrew Harness.
“Aric is our best swimmer,” Kelley said. “He’s one of those guys that you can put as an anchor on a relay team and he usually steps up. Andrew is already nearing state times. He’s becoming an elite swimmer. We also have Ryan Hallgrimson, who’s qualified for the state meet all four years, and Spencer Thurman, who trains extremely hard and never takes a set off. Ryan and Spencer drive the practice (sessions) really well.”