Head coach Josh Christensen has announced the signing of three swimmers from the west coast as the Sunbirds begin building the class of 2018.
Women: Kaylee Cooper (Central Point, OR/ South Medford High School) Events: 100 Fly (1:00.06), 200 Fly (2:12.54), 100 Back (1:00.2), 200 Free (1:57.75) Club team: Superior Stingray Swim Team
Coach Christensen says: “Kaylee is a very versatile swimmer and will help depth wise in several different events. She’ll be able to come in and make an impact right away in the 200 fly, which is a big need for us going into next year. She’ll be a strong conference scorer right away and we’ll work hard to help here develop into a possible NCAA qualifier in the future. Along, with her swimming ability, she’s an excellent student and fits right in with our commitment to be excellent in the pool and the classroom.”
Samantha Woo (Cameron Park, CA/ Ponderosa High School) Events: 50 Free (24.7), 100 Free (53.4) Club team: AquaSol
Coach Christensen says: “I’m so excited about Sammie. I believe she is just barely starting to show her potential and I can’t wait to see what she does over the course of her senior year. She has great size and will be able to make an immediate impact in the sprint events for us. Sammie is always smiling and happy. She’s going to be a lot of fun to coach.”
Men: Zachary Lowenstein (San Jose, CA/ Valley Christian High School) Events: 50 Free (21.1), 100 Free (46.60), 100 Fly (58.69 long course) Club team: South Valley Stingrays
Coach Christensen says: “Zach is a huge pick up for our men. He’s really started to take off over the past year and I think he’s primed for an excellent senior year. He’s going to come in and be the young guy that we add to our very talented and experienced sprint group. He has potential to be an NCAA Qualifier his Freshman year and from their we’ll look to him to take over the mantel from Marko Tanasovski and Paul Marie-Rose in the sprint events once they graduate.”
This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of Fresno Pacific Swimming and Diving.