2023 Girls Swimming Season Preview Capsules

The 2023-24 school year is upon us, which means that fall sports have started! Here are our girls swimming and diving previews

*All coaches were contacted multiple times for this piece. If you don’t see your school, have your coach reach out to Michael Wojtychiw at

By Michael Wojtychiw

School Name: Curie

Key Returnees:

Jayda Dominguez, Junior

Miledi Contreras, Senior

Key Newcomers:

Lilith Ramirez, Freshman

Anyela Contreras, Senior

Tatiana Gutierrez, Senior 

Coach’s Season Outlook: We are rebooting our program so a lot of newcomers with only 2 returning from the previous season. 

School Name: Jones-Payton College Prep (Co-op)  

Social Media Handle: @jpgirlsswim

Key Returnees

I’m really excited about everyone who is returning. 

Key newcomers:

We have 10 new swimmers and 1 new diver this year, and we are very excited for all of them. 

Coach’s Season Outlook:

We are really looking forward to building up our depth that we started last year. The swimmers and divers have been dedicated to bettering their craft and have been learning about the fundamentals of swimming. We have been resilient in the face of challenges at the school level, and we are very excited to see our growth and improvement this year. 

School Name: Kenwood Academy

Social Media Handle: @KAHSaquatics

Key Returnees (name, year in school): 

Angela Shoffner, Senior

Kee’Lani Whitlock, Senior

Key newcomers (name, year in school):

Sydney Poole, Freshman

Natalya Harrell, Freshman

Coach’s Season Outlook:

I am very excited for this season and new chapter for Kenwood Aquatics. My outlook is to give our student athletes opportunities that they may not have had before so they will not only as swimmers, but as people as well.

School Name:  Mather High School 

Key Returnees (name, year in school, any accolades): 

Vanessa Garcia 12th grade

Victoria Wondowassen 12th grade

Kimberly Flores-Ramos 12th grade

Natalia Perez  12th Grade

Nattapak Chankaew 11th grade

Kate De La Cruz 12th grade

Preside Lawson 10th

Aracely Rubio 12th grade

Johanna Perez 12th grade

Sophie Pinango 11th grade

Donna Sandoval 11th grade

Valeria Sanchez Jurado 12th grade 

Key newcomers (name, year in school):

Ailsa Gutierres 9th grade 

Yareli Urena 10th grade

Moreno Lupita 9th grade

Gesselle Rios 9th grade

Iris Martinez-Garcia 12th grade

Jordyn Bufkins 9th grade

Maryam Shalash 12 grade

Ngo Nguyen 12th grade

Coach’s Season Outlook:

Having many returning swimmers we can see our swimmers improving in many areas within the technique of their strokes and their mental capacity. Our goal is to promote confidence and empower them to face any difficulties inside and outside the pool. We are excited to have many personal best this season! 

School Name: Northside College Prep HS

Coach’s Season Outlook: NCP is gearing up to have another fast swimming season.  Some of our key returning Seniors are looking to make an impact before graduation, and new members of the team are excited to see what they can accomplish.

School Name: Prosser

Key returnees (name, year in school)

Alyson Ospina, Senior

Danisa Cazares, Junior 

Maritza Nunez, Junior 

Martha Otero, Junior 

Lesley Trinidad, Sophomore

Beverly Torres, Sophomore

Yaneli Garcia, Junior

Key Newcomers:

Ashley Diaz, Sophomore

Aidalys Bracho, Sophomore

Kayla Johnson, Senior

Linette Maldonado, Freshman

Yarisbel Vazquez, Senior

Coaches Season outlook: Improve the skills of all athletes and make progress towards the goals the athletes stated at the beginning of the season. Of course with some W’s 🙂 

School Name: Whitney Young
Social Media Handle: IG: wy_swimstagram

Key Returnees (name, year in school:
Jillian Drake – SR
Isabella Chow – JR
Brooke Whitt – JR
Eliana King – JR
Madison Hurt – JR
Grace Chin – JR
Jazlyn Wu – SO

Key newcomers (name, year in school):
Sophia Chin – FR
Chloe Mui – FR
Sophia Wyatt – SO (transfer from Taft)

Coach’s Season Outlook: After graduating an IHSA state qualifier and having another swimmer that placed at state the last two seasons move to California, Whitney Young is hoping to regroup and become the first CPL school to place at IHSA State meet three consecutive years (Northside Prep would have but the Covid season interrupted what would probably have been four in a row). This is in addition to working toward winning the CPL championship for the first time in 5 years.

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