After 4 straight years of struggling against a very strong Muskego team, the 2019 season opener provided a different outcome, as the PG squared team won 7 of 8 swimming events, swept all three relays, and routed the crosstown rival warriors 103-82. Head coach Dale Schrank was very pleased with how his team started the season Tuesday night. “Even after putting in some very hard practices, and some 2 a day practices, we still had a number of lifetime best efforts, “commented Schrank. The 2019-2020 season could very easily be the best team in the history of our co-op.”
Emilio Perez led the attack with 2 new pool records and 1 new school. Perez went a 20.65 in the 50-yard freestyle and a 50.53 in the 100-yard backstroke. Co-Captains Jack Lustig and Leo Gandaria also recorded double wins in their respective events. Lustig won the 100-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle, while teammate Gandaria won both the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events. Vincent Patti rounded out the individual wins with a first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Aaron Shibilski and Micah Durham pooled their talents with Turner and Patti to capture top honors in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Sophomore swimmer Charles Julien was picked as the “Swimmer of the meet” with his lifetime best effort of 5:42.05 in the 500-yard freestyle.
The local favorites will see their next action at Brookfield East next Tuesday at the very competitive Barracuda Invitational. This meet features a number of the top D-1 teams in the State. “This should provide an early indication of just how well we stack up against the real swimming powerhouse teams in Wisconsin” said Schrank. Action starts at 4:45 at Brookfield Central.