Boys Swim and Dive start their season undefeated as they begin to look forward to states


East boys swim is on the road for a 3-peat! By no surprise, East has been off to a hot start this season, they currently have a record of 4-0. Swimmers Micah Spitzley ‘24, Logan McCahill ‘23, Gray Flermoen ‘25, and Eli Assaf ‘23 have this season’s number one ranked medley relay team in the state. Not only that, but this year junior Carter Kegle ‘24 has the states fastest 500 meter freestyle along with senior McCahil with the fastest 200. The boys don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon and have high hopes for the rest of their season.

 “We’re working towards another conference championship and then after that a 3-peat for a state championship,” Mccahil said.

East swimmers have an athletic advantage over most of their opponents because of their passionate coach Butch Briggs.

 “Our coach Butch Briggs really gives us harder practices than any other school and puts us through harder work,” McCahil said. 

East’s hardworking environment isn’t only pushed by their coaches but also by the athletes themselves. 

“For most teams, people just kind of do it for fun, but everyone at East really wants to excel in the sport and do the best they can to help themselves and the team,” Kegle said. 

With their hard work ethic, impressive talent, and strong, trusting team bond, East swim has a dangerous advantage over their opponents. However, this team isn’t just a competitive atmosphere but a welcoming one as well.

“This year there’s a lot more personality,” Mccahil said. 

The boys’ unbreakable bond is not only an advantage in the pool but is what drives the boys to work hard and stay passionate about their sport.

“Everyone is super nice to one another and the coaching staff is super good and everyone really wants you to excel in the sport,” Kegle said. 

Even though swimming is classified as an individual sport, these boys prioritize team bonding and team success. This attitude is the foundation of East Swim and the mindset that has fueled so many state championships. Not only does East build powerful athletes but it also builds kind-hearted people.