Swimming

Coaches: Ed Roussel (16th Season) and Thomas J. Farrell

2018-19 record: 7-3 overall

Key swimmers lost to graduation: Andrew Iannacone (Rider University), Nicholas Gill (Marywood University), Nicholas Polidoro (Penn State), Caleb Ferns (Albright College), Jack Barry, Thomas Carey, Ryan Spangler and Michael Hackman

Key returnees:  Liam Farrell, Fred Li, Patrick Lichtner, Philip Lee, Joe Noto and James Samuel 

2019-20 season outlook: Holy Ghost Prep saw eight of the 17 swimmers in the program graduate from last year’s 7-3 squad (whose win total included a second consecutive triumph over Father Judge). Holy Ghost was well represented at the 2019 PIAA district championships, sending nine swimmers and finishing in third place overall. At districts, the team broke had two school relay records broken and one individual record. The 200 medley relay record was broken by Patrick Lichtner, Andrew Iannacone, Fred Li and Liam Farrell, while the 200 freestyle relay standard was broken by Andrew Iannacone, Fred Li, Patrick Lichtner and Nicholas Gill and the 200 freestyle record was broken by Fred Li.  Five swimmers qualified for states and were led by Andrew Iannacone, who broke his own school record at PIAA states at Bucknell University and finished second overall in the 200 breaststroke. Iannacone, now a freshman swimmer at Rider University, also competed in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay, along with of Fred Li, Patrick Lichtner, Nicholas Gill and Liam Farrell.  Fred Li also competed in two individual events, the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. Despite the graduation losses, the 2019-20 outlook for the HGP swim team is promising with the return of consistent point leaders Liam Farrell, Fred Li, Joe Noto, James Samuel, and Patrick Lichtner.  

Swimming - 2019-20

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