Swim coach forecasts successful season

Andi Laurvick

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Some talented athletes have returned to Grossmont’s men’s  swimming this semester, prompting Coach Brian Harvey to predict that the team will be very competitive.

Last season, Grossmont’s men’s swim team was incredibly successful, it stood undefeated in the All American League, and  was ranked fourth in the Southern California division. Coach Harvey expressed hope that his swimmers will do even better this year.

Among those returning athletes he mentioned were Anhton Tren, who was awarded Utility man of the year and excels in the 200-meter individual medley and 200-meter backstroke; Tom Bruce Aussie, who swims the 100 and 200-meter breast stroke; Forrest Fleschmann, 100-meter freestyle, and Brent Kerrigan, 100-meter backstroke. Last season, Kerrigan and Fleshmann  qualified for the championships of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

Harvey said he  is pleased that he has a swimmer for every event this year, because now each swimmer can give his utmost concentration to that stroke or race.

The team will compete in the first meet of the season Feb. 4-5 at Palomar Community College.

Laurvick is a student studying media communications.  She may be contacted at [email protected]