2024 HS swimming guide

Hanover’s Skylar Spiro competes in the girls one-meter diving event during a meet hosted at the CCBA Witherell Recreation Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hanover’s Skylar Spiro competes in the girls one-meter diving event during a meet hosted at the CCBA Witherell Recreation Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Stevens’ Aubree Herzog competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle during a swim meet hosted at the CCBA Witherell Recreation Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Stevens’ Aubree Herzog competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle during a swim meet hosted at the CCBA Witherell Recreation Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Sam Calderwood

Sam Calderwood —BigZig Photography

Rayna Graber

Rayna Graber —Tris Wykes

By PATRICK O’GRADY

Valley News Correspondent

Published: 12-15-2023 4:16 PM

Modified: 12-15-2023 4:24 PM


HANOVER

Coaches: Swimming – Trent Staats (3), Diving – Carl Renshaw (7)

Last year: Boys and girls were state runners up.

League: NHIAA Division II

Swimming returnees: Seniors – Erica Holmes, Josh Stearns, Rosie Keith; Juniors - Elizabeth Staats, Aiden Caulfield, David Viazmenski; Sophomores – Adelaide Cesanek, Gabe Clerkin, Gael Popescu, Anna Richeimer, Ella Sorensen, Sofia Ye.

Swimming newcomers: Seniors – Ayla Wager, Atlas Warren-Lutes; Juniors – Iris Freeman, Coulson Lloyd-Clare; Sophomores: Ellie Molina, Matilda Munroe,  Miles Vogt; Freshmen: Milan de Gijsel, Sage Freeman, Ruby Lintner, Adeline Manning, Landes Hough.

Diving returnees: Seniors – Theo Burdick, Sam Calderwood,  Skylar Spiro; Juniors – Ella Tullar, Linda Zhao.

Diving newcomers: Senior – Sophie Wise; Sophomore; Isabel Beckman.

Analysis: Hanover’s girls swimmers “are strong contenders for the state championship they just missed last year," said Trent Staats.

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The boys swim team is young. The diving team, led by Calderwood and Burdick, will also push for a state title, Staats said.

LEBANON

Coach: McKeanna Teevens (4)

Last year: Boys and girls teams qualified for state meet

League: NHIAA Division II

Swimming returnee: Junior – Molly Russell.

Swimming newcomers: Senior – Rayna Graber; Junior – Luiz Menezes; Sophomore – Will Cross; Freshmen – Mya Kulo, Ava Polk, Andrew Prince.

Outlook: The rebuilding Raiders graduated seven seniors from last year's team. Graber and Prince figure to lead the squad. The latter is a Mascoma student and both are lifeguards at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherill Recreaton Center who joined the team after watching its first practices. “"I don't cut anyone because sometimes the least experienced swimmer ends up bringing the best energy to the team," said Teevens.  "By helping foster that confidence and providing students an opportunity to be a part of something is what I feel is most important and it will remain the goal for this year."

STEVENS

Coaches: Abbey Rouillard (7)

Last year:  Sara Gaspard was sixth in the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley at the Division II state meet.

League: NHIAA Division II

Returnees: Seniors – Olley Casey; Juniors – Gaspard, Aubree Herzog.

Outlook: "This year looks to be good," said Rouillard. "The girls are back and ready to get going and Olley is currently injured but hoping to be healed before the end of the season."