TACOMA, Washington – The 2017-18 Puget Sound men's and women's swim season gets underway in Wallace Pool on Oct. 27, and head Chris Myhre is excited for the teams' potential.
"Depth is a very important ingredient for a championship format," said Myhre. "Our women's team this year is probably the deepest I've ever had in my 28 years at Puget Sound."
Myhre expects the Logger women to compete exceptionally well in butterfly, backstroke, sprint free-style, and individual medley (IM) events. Senior Kayla DiMicco won five All-Northwest Conference Second Team honors during last season's conference championships (50-free, 100-free, 200-freestyle relay, 800-freestyle relay, 200-medley relay).
Kelli Callahan returns after a successful freshman season in which she nabbed three All-NWC honors, including a pair of First Team nods (200-IM, 200-butterfly). Fellow sophomore Calista Skog also had a terrific campaign where she came away with four All-NWC Second Team accolades (100-butterfly, 200-butterfly, 200-freestyle relay, 800-freestyle relay).
On the men's side, senior Nick Mitchell looks to build on his fantastic Logger career. Mitchell was an NWC Champion in the 800-freestyle relay last year, and he also earned three more All-NWC honors (First Team - 1,650-free; Second Team – 200-free, 500-free).
Dylan Reimers was a two-time NWC Championship last season. He was on the 800-freestyle relay team with Mitchell, and Reimers also claimed the 500-free crown. Reimers earned All-NWC First Team in the 200-backstroke and 400-IM.
The season begins with the NWC Sprint Meet in Wallace Pool on Oct. 27. The following day, conference swimmers head to Parkland, Washington, for the NWC Relay Meet at Pacific Lutheran.
The Loggers' first conference dual is at Lewis & Clark, Nov. 3. Puget Sound hosts the three-day Logger Invitational, Dec. 1-3, and heads south for a dual at Trinity (Tex.) shortly after the new year on Jan. 9.
The NWC Championships are scheduled for Feb. 9-11, at Weyerhauser King Country Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.