The Brillion/Valders/Chilton/Kaukauna girls swimming and diving co-op team has closed the gap in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference and the second year four-school co-op team looks to take things a step further this fall.
The 2020 BVCK girls swimming preview:
BVC GIRLS SWIMMING
Head Coach: Jody Schwarz (2nd Season)
2019 Record: 2nd place at Eastern Wisconsin Conference Meet
Looking back at 2019: Gracie Streblow of Valders made a third straight trip to state, all in Division 1, placing 15th in the 100 yard backstroke giving BVCK its lone two team points. Streblow also placed 18th in the 200 yard freestyle. The second place finish in the EWC by Brillion/Valders/Chilton/Kaukauna was the highest finish in the conference meet by a Chilton co-op team since the 2006 Chilton/Valders team took second to Kiel.
They had five conference event wins led by Streblow. In her 12 conference championship events that she has competed in (4 each season), Streblow has never failed to win any of them. That would be six individual EWC titles and six relay swim titles.
She joined Libbi DeLanty, Ada Schaefer and Jelena Behnke on the first place medley relay team before successfully defending her conference crown in the 200 freestyle. Streblow won the 100 yard backstroke for the third consecutive season and joined Behnke in defending their 400 freestyle relay title with Schaefer and Brooke Nenahlo. Schaefer, from Kaukauna, won the 500 yard freestyle in 5:38.11.
The Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheboygan Falls co-op grabbed the conference team title away from Plymouth.
A look ahead at 2020: Nearly the entire 2019 team is back. Of the conference champions, only Nenahlo is gone. That means Streblow is back with 16 EWC event titles on her radar screen. DeLanty, Schaefer and Behnke also return making BVCK a solid EWC title chaser. Among newcomers Emily Clark should be a big point producer in diving.
Kohler TRIAD remains the favorite, but BVCK and Plymouth are right on their heels in the conference. Chilton hosts the EWC Championships on October 31.
2020 BVC Girls Swim Schedule
Aug. 29- at Kohler Invitational, 9 am
Sep. 10- at Two Rivers Triangular (with Kiel), 6 pm
Sep. 17- Home Triangular (with Berlin/Green Lake and Kohler Triad), 6 pm
Oct. 1- Home vs. Kohler Triad, 6 pm
Oct. 8- Home Triangular (with Plymouth and Two Rivers/Roncalli), 6 pm
Oct. 15- at Plymouth Triangular (with Berlin/Green Lake), 6 pm
Oct. 31- Eastern Wisconsin Conference Meet at Chilton,
Diving at 9 am; Swimming at 12 pm
Nov. 6- WIAA Division 1 Diving Sectional at TBA, 5:30 pm
Nov. 7- WIAA Division 1 Swim Sectional at TBA, 2:30 pm
Nov. 14- WIAA Division 1 State Tournament at Waukesha, 3 pm