Coach says Bogard can make big splash at championships | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Coach says Bogard can make big splash at championships

Denise Bogard is quickly becoming one of the best swimmers to come out of the Sierra Nevada.

The freshman at University of California at San Diego has qualified for the 200-meter individual medley and the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes for the NCAA Division II National Championships in Canton, Ohio, this weekend.

“She is definitely exceeding any expectations I had,” UCSD coach Scott McGihon said. “She had qualified for nationals by December.”



Bogard, a former South Tahoe Viking, finished Thursday in 18th place after the preliminary round for the 200 IM, but her coach expected more from her Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, Bogard will swim the 100 breast and the 200 IM on Saturday.



McGihon feels his up-and-coming freshman has the ability to make some waves this weekend.

“She has a great chance to make the finals (in the 100 breast), which is pretty impressive for a freshman,” he said.

The team has a good chance to finish in the top three for the championships. Currently the team is sitting in fourth, but the squad’s best events are coming in the next two days.

“This is when our better swimmers hit the water,” McGihon said.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User