Special to the Carson Valley Times
MINDEN, Nev. — The defending regional champion Douglas High School swimming & diving program opens its season Friday against Damonte Ranch at 2:45 p.m. at the Carson Aquatic Center. They have an impressive list of goals for the year, including giving back to the community by cleaning up to the tune of 600-plus pounds of trash in their annual Pine Nut Clean-up at the end of Johnson Lane.
From coach Sarah Davenport: “We feel it is very important to give back to our amazing community. We will be meeting at the end of Johnson Lane this Saturday March 7th at 11:30 a.m. for our annual Pine Nut clean up, and encourage anyone to come out and help us.”
Douglas won both the boys and girls regional team titles last year – marking the third consecutive year the Lady Tigers claimed the regional crown. It was the first title for the boys.
The year’s team has 65 athletes, including 13 divers.
Davenport said among this year’s team goals are preserving the nine-plus-year dual meet win streak; leading by example with great sportsmanship, integrity and Douglas pride; qualifying a full roster for regionals; returning to the top of the regional team podium; breaking eight team records; breaking five regional records and sending 15 athletes to state, among other goals.
Davenport will coach the swim team while Hope Castro will coach the divers.
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