The good news is that Kiel girls swimming returns four top notch athletes for this fall. The bad news is that there is not much for reinforcements. The Raiders look for successful individual accomplishments as the low numbers will make competing for team titles very difficult.
The Raider girls swim preview:
KIEL GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING
Head Coach: Marcy Keuler
2020 RECORD: Sixth place at Eastern Wisconsin Conference Championships; One state qualifier
2020 REVIEW: Ally Boyer qualified for state in two different events medaling with a fourth place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke and taking 12th in the 200 yard individual medley as the pandemic forced the WIAA to move the state meet to Waukesha South High School from Madison. Boyer was the conference champ in both of those events. Kiel had no seniors.
2021 PREVIEW: Boyer returns for what looks to be another standout season. Joining her are Ellen Keuler, who just missed making state in diving, along with Amber Henschel and Kyrsten Neuhaus. All four will swim the maximum number of events allowed (four). Foreign exchange student Ceci Giustinelli of Italy has looked good in pre-season practice and will help immensely. Coach Keuler says she is hopeful of couple other newcomers who have shown interest in the team will help with the depth and maybe a few more will come out when school starts.
Defending champ Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheboygan Falls again has a solid roster and will be tough to knock off.
Kiel Raider Girls Swimming Schedule
August 21- at Kohler Pentathlon, 10 am
August 26- Home Quad, 6 pm (Berlin/Green Lake, BVCK and Kenosha Bradford)
August 31- at Sheboygan South Redwing Relays, 4:30 pm
September 2- at Seymour Quad, 5 pm (Marinette & New London)
September 9- Kiel Triangular, 6 pm (BVCK & Two Rivers/Manitowoc Roncalli)
September 18- Kiel Raider Invitational, 9 am
September 23- at Two Rivers Triangular, 6 pm (with Plymouth)
September 25- at Plymouth Invitational, 9 am
October 7- at Kohler Triangular, 6 pm (with Berlin/Green Lake)
October 9- at Manitowoc Invitational, 12 pm
October 21- Kiel Triangular, 6 pm (with Kohler Triad & Two Rivers/Roncalli)
October 30- Eastern Wisconsin Conference Championships at Kiel
(Diving- 9 am Swimming- 12 pm)
November 5- WIAA Division 2 Sectional Diving at Plymouth, 5 pm
November 6- WIAA Division 2 Sectional Swimming at Plymouth, 12:30 pm
November 12- WIAA Division 2 State Championships at Waukesha South
(Diving- 1:30 pm Swimming- 6:30 pm)