A-West makes a big splash believes they have a new coach for swimming


With swimming season starting up in about 4 months many wait in anticipation to see if A-West will get a new swimming coach. But swimmers are in luck, according to Athletic Director Casey Coons A-West has chosen a coach and is in negotiations with the coach right now. After a season with many last places (which you can see here A-West Swimming Schedule) the team is looking for a rebound season. Incoming Freshman Andrew Ravegum had the former coach Troy Buglio as a club coach. He stated, “He just left” as he continued he said that “he only gave us two days notice.” According to Ravegum and Coons, Buglio moved to the Seattle area leaving A-West without a coach. Ravegum’s club team wasn’t affected as much because Buglio was only an assistant coach compared to A-West who lost their head coach. Ravegum even says, “ We were better without him.” He is referring to Buglio after he left. Last season A-West didn’t take one first place, they took one second place, and four third places. The team also went 0-1 in league and overall. The one second place they took was in a three team competition against Pomona and Green Mountain. Green Mountain took first place with 521 points while A-West trailed with 362 points followed by Pomona who finished in last place with 294 points. The A-West swimming team finished seventh out of seven teams in the Jeffco 5A league. A-West finished with a total of 76 points which is the only double digit point team in the Jeffco league. The first place team Valor Christian finished with 429 points which is nearly six times the final score of A-West’s finish. With a season full of last finishes Ravegum has optimism for the upcoming swimming season. He states, “If we get a new coach it will be better.”