New London swimming preview
Q&A with Coach Stacy Ruckdashel
By Erik Buchinger
Number of years as head coach: 25th year.
Returning varsity athletes: Bailey Harmelink (12), Lindsey Standerfer (12), Maraya Bult (12), Haille Magolski (12), Ellie Ott (11), Sydney Ruckdashel (11), Sarah Watling (11), Skyler Bellile (11), Breelle Bricco (11), Giselle Handschke (11), Grace Golla (10).
Team goals/expectations: For the entire team to improve and individuals continue to get faster.
Team’s strengths: Our strength is the large numbers. We are 36 strong.
Team’s weaknesses: We have an extremely young team.
What would make for a successful season: To earn top three in conference and place in events top three at sectionals.
Why fans should be excited for this year’s team: To watch results from this year’s 400 freestyle relay.