Greene’s swimming program will again find itself in the David role versus the Goliaths of STAC, but head coach Mike Platta has regularly used that size disadvantage as a motivational tactic.
“We’re by far the smallest team in STAC, and we’re the second smallest swimming team in Section IV,” Platta said. “But if we stay healthy, we’ll be competitive with the teams we’re supposed to be competitive against. It is a challenge facing a bigger school every meet, but it forces us to pick up the intensity.”
Seniors and team captains Julia Arboit and Margo McDermott anchor the Greene lineup. Arboit is a sprint freestyle swimmer, and McDermott competes in the backstroke and distance events. The rest of the front line includes Taylor Wahlers at diving and sprint freestyle; Audrey Platta in the middle distances and sprints; and sophomores Kailey Yanusas, Marissa Pavlovich, and Nicole Flohr. Yanusas is an IM/butterfly specialist; Pavlovich swims the breaststroke, while Flohr is also in the backstroke and middle distance races.