Coach Erickson excited for STHS swim squad
South Tahoe High swimming coach Jerry Erickson enters his second season a little more savvy when it comes to sizing up the rest of the Zephyr League.
“I am trying to spy on everybody and find out as much as I can, but the thing is you just don’t know,” Erickson said. “With the high school season, the one thing you always need is depth.”
Erickson will find out just how much depth his team has when it opens the season today against Reed at the Sorenson Swim Center in Sparks. The Vikings’ only home meet is on April 25 against Lowry at the South Lake Tahoe Rec Center.
He’s expecting returners Anthony Corvo, Nathan Hansen, Evan Rabbetts, Joe Stanton and Brooke Borges to be the nucleus of the squad. Corvo and Borges have been named team captains, while Rabbetts and Stanton both posted top 10 finishes at last year’s regional meet.
Erickson is also excited about what two freshmen will bring to the table.
Hanna Bratton broke a 20-year Tahoe Swim Club record in the fall when she placed sixth at the Nevada State Swimming Championships in Carson City. Cheldon Rabbetts, meanwhile, decided to swim this spring instead of run track, a decision that should boost the Vikings’ depth.
“All we can do now is get the season under way and see what we have,” said Erickson, who has 32 swimmers on his team. “I can talk about what we’ve got, but until we know what everyone else has, it’s hard to see where we’ll end up. But I like our chances today against Reed.”