BUFFALO — The DeSales Knights swimmers return for the 2019 Neumann Catholic Swim League season, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, against St. Peter and Paul at Buffalo State College's Kissinger Pool.
The DeSales team captain this year is Jack Strong, the son of Michael and April Strong. This is Jack's last season with the Knights as he prepares to graduate from DeSales Catholic Middle School. Strong said his plans are on continuing his swim career with the Lockport High School Lions next year.
The DeSales swim team has seen many new changes and faces this year with the exit of last year’s eighth grade class. The team is thankful and proud to retain head coach Mark Fragale, a long time swim coach at DeSales. Although his daughter has since graduated from DeSales, Fragale's love for the sport and the children has kept him at DeSales as the head coach.
Back for another great season are returning Knights Ava Achtyl, Bethany Case, Morgan Case, Jonathan Cordle, Roger Cordle, Evelyn Couturier, Nathan Couturier, Samantha Fox, Maggie Galley, Jude Genewick, Karoline Griffin, Jillian Johnson, Jordan Kirchberger, Jillian Knuutila, Dylan Lamont, Lydia Lamont, Gabe McQueen, Danny Rahill, Gavin Rignel, Jack Strong and Ella Wysochanski.
The team also welcomes several new Knights to the team, including Chloe Collins, Rylan Collins, Mia Collins, Grace Keppler, Margaret Manning, Angelo Morello, Leo Pynn, Charlotte Sidote and Nathan Tomaino.
DeSales is eastern Niagara County’s only Catholic School, welcoming students of all faiths in preschool through eighth grade.
For more information on DeSales and/or its swim program, call 433-6422 or visit desalescatholicschool.org.