Holy Ghost Prep 2022-23 swimming preview
Co-head coaches: Ed Roussel and TJ Farrell
Key swimmers lost to graduation: Patrick Lichtner, James Samuel, Kamil Rozanski, Christopher Markert
Key returnees: Aidan Sloan, TJ Farrell, Brian Chewning, Liam Halligan, and Peter Patrick
2022-23 season outlook: The 2021-22 Holy Ghost swim team finished the season strong at PIAA District 1 championships and placed fifth overall in team points. Patrick Lichtner finished with a fifth place in 50 freestyle with a time of 22.81 and a seventh place in 100 freestyle with a time of 50.45. James Samuel finished in sixth place in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Kamil Rozanaki had two personal best times of 2:21.05 in his 200 Individual Medley and 1:03.57 in the 100 backstroke at districts. Even with five swimmers lost to graduation (including the aforementioned Lichtner, Samuel, and Rozanski), the future looks strong with returning swimmers like Aidan Sloan, TJ Farrell, Brian Chewning, Liam Halligan, and Peter Patrick. At last year’s districts, Sloan, then a freshman, had a personal best time in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 breaststroke, while Farrell, Chewning and Halligan all clocked personal best times in relays. All four of them helped their underclassmen teammates perform to the top of their abilities in the 200 medley relay and both 200 and 400 freestyle relays. The HGP coaches are optimistic that Sloan, Farrell, Chewning, Halligan, and Patrick will continue to improve. Two younger brothers of past HGP swimming stars joined the team this winter in Daniel Iannacone, the brother of school and state record holder Andrew Iannacone, and Christopher Noto, the younger brother of HGP past swimming workhorse Joe Noto. The 2022-23 season also marks a new addition on the coaching staff with HGP alum Walter Marcinkowski joining the coaching staff. Marcinkowski was a district and state swimmer during his HGP swim career and was a distance swimmer at Marywood University, where he graduated with a degree in architecture. Marcinkowski will bring a fresh eye on dry land workouts and swimmer conditioning to the staff.