The West Chicago/Batavia co-op girls swimming team might not be one of the deeper teams at this weekend’s powerful Neuqua Valley sectional, but coach Nick Parry believes that his young squad is capable of making making some noise.
“Top to bottom this is the deepest sectional in the state,” Parry said. “It’s unbelievably good. A few years ago we finished 11th in a relay and qualified, and there were 13 or 14 qualifiers in the 100 butterfly.”
At the head of this year’s class is Rosary, which has talent reminiscent of the Beads teams that won all those state titles a few years ago.
Naperville Central is usually a strong contender, while Neuqua Valley has put together a top-flight team that has improved throughout the season. Others such as Waubonsie Valley, Metea Valley and Naperville North are strong teams with a lot of depth.