Karen Ammon

AURORA | City prep swimmers had their thinking caps on as well as their swim caps in the 2016-17 season. The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) revealed its nationwide academic awards for the year Friday and two Aurora teams and 12 boys and girls individuals were honored among Colorado’s representation on the prestigious nationwide list.

When it comes to the state swim meet, Regis Jesuit always steps its game up. Seeded sixth going into this season’s Class 5A girls state swim meet, the Raiders jumped up to third and even had a chance for second going into the final event at the Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center. Nine members of coach Nick Frasersmith’s Regis Jesuit team appear on the Aurora Sentinel’s 2016-17 All-Aurora Girls Swim Team, which is based on state results.

AURORA | A variety of senior girls swimmers around Aurora entered their home pools for the last time in competition and were honored in a variety of celebrations Thursday. Three of the home teams posted victories — Cherokee Trail (vs. Eaglecrest), Grandview (vs. Mullen) and Hinkley (vs. Gateway) — while Overland saw Smoky Hill come in the Utah Park pool and win.

If you’re an only child, it would be impossible understand the Wood family’s internal motivation in all things, but especially in the swimming pool. Freshman Lyssa Wood joined her senior twin sisters April and Mia on the Grandview girls swim team this season and given the friendly competition between them, it’s not surprising that all […]