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Cape swimming looks to make a splash in the Henlopen Conference

By Dan Cook | Dec 09, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape sophomore Jack Weeks looks to land big scores during the Vikings' swim season.

The Cape Henlopen swim teams are back in the pool at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth preparing to do battle for the Henlopen Conference titles.

The Viking girls' squad swam to an 11-0 season last year, taking home the Henlopen Conference title. Back to defend the title are starters Kayleigh Eckrote, Kaitlin Philcox, Romy Stancofski, Ursula Catts, Lauren Kelley, Elena Campbell, Hannah Schrock, Devon Warner, and Grace Brokaw. Joining them this season are freshmen Molly Weeks, Amelia Nigh-Johnson, Sarah Hyde and Sarah Rambo.

"We are going to be tough this season with both squads," said head coach Bill Geppert. "We'll have a lot of depth on the squads.The freshmen are really going to help us."

The boys' team hopes to improve on its impressive 10-1 season in which they lost only to conference champion Sussex Tech. Returning for the Vikings will be sophomore Jack Weeks, who broke records in the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. Joining Weeks will be Luke DiGuglielmo, Charlie Burton, John Dean, Troy Saltiel, Nate Griffith and Danny Myers.

After traveling to Saints Peter & Paul Tuesday, Dec. 10, the two teams open their home schedule with rival Sussex Tech Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Sussex Family YMCA. The meet starts at 3:15.

Cape head coach Bill Geppert explains the practice expectations to a group of Vikings swimmers. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Molly Weeks flies through the YMCA pool at a recent practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Freshmen who also swim for the elite YMCA Tsunamis team are (l-r) Sarah Hyde, Molly Weeks and Sarah Rambo. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Junior Elena Campbell will be a force in the backstroke. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Freshman Sarah Spicer pulls through the pool in the freestyle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Lindsay Bonk looks over the daily practice schedule. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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