Brophy Swimming & Diving
The Brophy Swim and Dive team overcame a lot of difficulties this past Saturday and won the state Championship for the 25th time in a row and for the 35 time over all.
Brophy scored 344 points with the second place team scoring only 178 points. We only had 11 swimmers score, but they all turned in personal best times, and in typical Brophy fashion, dominated the competition.
Gabby Espinosa won the 50 and 100 free and led the two free relays to earn 4 gold medals and was named “SWIMMER of the YEAR”. Luke Williams won the 200 free and placed second in the 500 free and anchored the last free relay to earn 2 gold’s and a silver. Brad Dorsey placed second in the 50 and 4th in the 100 as well as helping both free relays win to earn 2 gold’s and one silver medal. Ryan McCoy earned 2 relay gold and medaled in the 100 fly. Jonas Fowler earned a gold in the medley relay and bronze in the 200 IM. TJ Decker earned a gold and silver medal as our breast stroke specialist. The other relay gold medalists were Joe Skelly and Alex Becker.
It was a great win with some amazing performances, great job Swimmers and Divers!!! A big thank you all the parents, students and faculty that come down and supported us. 26……..
“Drive To 25”, Swimmers set 2 new meet records!!!
The Brophy Swim and Dive team traveled to Tucson this past Saturday and competed in the 12thAnnual High School Classic and had a great weekend. Brophy outscored the 43 team field to a place first finish in the boy’s competition. Brophy scored 427 points with the second place team scoring 313 points. Brophy won all 3 relays, and set meet records in two of them. Individual medalists were Luke Williams(2 gold), Jonas Fowler(gold & bronze), Brad Dorsey(gold), TJ Decker(gold & silver) and Danny Cerrito(silver). It was a great win with half of our seniors not competing because they were taking the SAT test.
Record setting relay swimmers were Brad Dorsey, Jonas Fowler, Ryan McCoy, Luke Williams, TJ Decker and Colby Palivathuhal
Great job Swimmers and Divers!!! A big thank you all the parents that come down and supported us. We are on our way to 25……..
“Drive To 25”
The Brophy Swim and Dive team had an amazing weekend. Brophy hosted its 24th annual Brophy Invitational with 42 high schools at our pool this past Saturday. We had almost 1200 athletes, 200 volunteers and almost 2000 spectators attend. Brophy won with a score of 423, second place scored 174points. Gold medal winners were Gabby Espinosa (4) Tucker Wells(3) , Luke Williams(3), Jonas Fowler(2), Brad Dorsey(2), TJ Decker(1) and Ryan McCoy(2). We had 23 swim times that qualified for the State meet. It was a great win with everyone giving allout effort. Great job Swimmers!!! A big thank you all the volunteers, student counsel and all the students that come out and supported us. We are on our way to 25……..
“Drive To 25”
The Brophy Swim team competed in the season’s first big invitational swim meet this past Saturday. With a total of 52 teams competing, almost 1500 swimmers, this was a very prestigious and competitive Invitational. Brophy finished 1stin the boys division, over doubling the second place score. Medals were awarded to the first 3 places in each event and the Brophy swimmers were captured 8 of the 11 gold medals and 70% of all medals awarded. This was one of the most dominate performances of a Brophy team in a large meet in recent history. Individual and relay gold medal winners were Gabby Espinosa(4) Jonas Fowler (2), Luke Williams (1), Tucker Wells (4), T.J. Decker (2), Ryan McCoy (2) and Brad Dorsey (2). It was a great win with every swim resulting in a season best time. Great job Swimmers!!! We are on our way to 25……..
BROPHY SWIM/DIVE – East Valley Tribune – Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
VX Swimming Preview: Brophy, Xavier again heavy favorites By Kyle Odegard, TribuneEast Valley Tribune The Brophy swim team is taking aim at its 25th consecutive state championship this year, and if the etching hasn’t already begun, it should soon enough. The Broncos are loaded again, and the same can be said for Xavier on the girls side. The Gators cruised to the state title in 2011 as well and have won 13 straight championships.
However, there are still several intriguing storylines and individual swimmers to watch this season. Here is a look at the expected highlights to come for the 2012 swim and dive season:
Swimmers to watch…
Boys: Gabriel Espinosa, Sr., Brophy; Lukas Williams, Sr., Brophy; Bradley Dorsey, Jr., Brophy; Tucker Wells, Sr., Brophy; T.J. Decker, Sr., Brophy.
Teams to Watch – Xavier: The Gators have won the past 13 big-school state championships, and with Madeline Wells and Christina Valenzuela leading the way, they are expected to dominate again.
Brophy: The Broncos have been even more dominant as they aim for their 25th consecutive state championship in 2012. With Lukas Williams and Gabriel Espinosa leading the way in both individual events and on the relays, it shouldn’t be too tough…
Key Dates: Sept. 15: Wolves Classic Invitational at Chandler High Aquatic Center
Sept. 28-29: Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational at Brophy Sports Complex
Oct. 19-20: State Diving Qualifier at Phoenix Country Day
“Drive To 25”
Congratulations to the Brophy Swim & Dive team, we continue our drive to 25 with another win against Desert Vista, 126-59. We won every swim event, Individual winners were Gabby Espinosa 50 and 100 free, Jonas Fowler 200 IM, Luke Williams 200 Free, Tucker Wells fly and back, Tom Ottman 200 & 500 free and T.J. Decker Breast. It was a great win against a very strong Desert Vista team. This coming Saturday we will compete in the Chandler Wolves Invitational against 52 teams from across Arizona, Good luck Swimmers!!! We are on our way to 25……..
Brophy & Dive Team
Tentative Meet Schedule !!
Fri. Aug. 24 Home Inter-squad 3pm
Thur. Aug. 30 Home Hamilton 4pm
Thur. Sept. 6 Home Red Mt. 4pm
Thur. Sept. 13 Away Desert Vista 4pm
Sat. Sept. 15 Away Wolves Classic 10:30am
Thur. Sept. 20 Home Mt. View 4pm
Thur. Sept. 27 Away Gilbert 4 pm
Sat. Sept. 29 Home Brophy Invite 10 am
Wed. Oct. 3 Home Mesquite 4pm
Sat. Oct. 6 Away Tucson Invite 10 am
Thur. Oct. 11 Home Possible Relay event
Sat. Oct. 27 Home AMDG Invite TBA
First Day of Practice 8/9 at 3pm
State Meet : 11/2 & 11/3
12’ Brophy Swim & Dive
Road to 25 !
Dear Parents of Brophy Swimmers & Divers,
Congratulations to last year’s ’11 Swim & Dive Team for placing Tenth in the nation. This ranking was based on the National Interscholastic Coach’s Association Dual Meet ranking system. Way to go swimmers and divers.
The ’12 Brophy swim & dive season is almost here. I just wanted to send out some information and a tentative schedule to help you plan the semester. I have attached a tentative meet schedule. Preseason practice/tryouts starts Thursday Aug. 9th, Friday 10th and Monday 13th from 3pm to 5pm, Last day of tryouts will be Tuesday 14th 2:30-4:30pm after 6th hour. Preseason practice/tryouts are MADATORY. Regular after school practice starts Wednesday Aug. 15th. There will be a bus to Brophy East Sports Campus right after 6th hour, starting Tuesday the 14th and right after school Friday. There will not be a return bus, so please make arrangements to pick up your students at Brophy East. Your son needs to be enrolled in 7th hour PE to be on the team. They will need speedo, goggles, fins, and a water bottle.
We have a new web site that has current information on it, schedules, Q-times, records and reminders at http://www.brophybroncos.org/sites/swimming/ I will be using this as a major communication tool.
We will have a retreat up at Manresa from Sept. 1st to the 2nd over the Labor Day weekend. This is a very important event for the boys and should not be missed.
All athletes must have a physical turned into Mr. White by Aug. 1st. If you don’t have one before the first day, you may not try out. Do not send the physical to the pool, they need to be turned into Mr. White our trainer. As yesterday, only 4 swimmers and divers were missing their physicals.
Brophy is planning on having a Fall Sports Athletic Night on Monday Aug. 20th for all athletes, coachs and parents in the Gym at 6:30pm. We will have a swim and dive parent meeting following that meeting. At the parent meeting there will be many volunteer opportunities you can signup for. Our great parent involvement is what helps make Brophy Swim & Dive the premier high school program in the state. I encourage all the parents to get involved and help make the season the best for your sons. Below I have listed the volunteer events and jobs. I know I have talked to a few other parents that have asked to coordinate an event or job, but I have forgotten, so please e-mail me ASAP.
Home meet score/computer ?
Swimmer 5 workers ?
Head timer ?
Dual Meet snacks ?
Parent swim shirts ?
BCP Invitational Hospitality Wells
Regional/State Dinner (Jr parent) ?
Awards Banquet ?
“Senior” awards Dinner(Sr parent) ?
Uniform/Banquet Fees McCoy
State sweats Decker/Williams
I have attached a tentative meet schedule, expect some changes. We will have meeting the first full week of school for anyone interested in diving.
I really look forward to this season and if you have any questions please contact me, but if its about a schedule conflict or missing a mandatory practice, please have your son contact me first. Hope you can all make the parent meeting. GO BRONCOS!!!
Brophy Swim & Dive
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