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Garden City swimming eyes repeat

Garden City's Joseph Lozano swims the breaststroke leg

Garden City's Joseph Lozano swims the breaststroke leg of the 200-yard IM during the Nassau boys swimming individual championships. (Feb. 11, 2013) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Last year, the Garden City boys swimming team won the Nassau championship. They're looking to repeat that accomplishment this year.

"We want a repeat," coach Anne Sullivan said. "I graduated three top boys who were contributing members throughout last season. However, my base has greatly improved from last year."

The Trojans are seeded No. 1 this year and have competed in their first meet of the season, against No. 5 seeded Great Neck South.

Garden City diver Matt Pena scored 176 points in that meet, and Sullivan thinks this year will be a great one for the talented diver.

Last year, Garden City's championship snapped Great Neck South's four year winning steak.

"It was great because we hadn't been champions for 13 years," Sullivan said. "It was a magical season."

Some swimmers to look out for this season are senior Joe Lozano, junior Delaney Hall, sophomores Chris and John Crafa, sophomore Ryan Brown and freshman John Gaffney.

"When we win it's a total team effort," Sullivan said. "We have a lot of versatility."

Sullivan wants to win the Nassau championship this year, but she also hopes to have her boys compete at the state level.

"I have a good opportunity to take three relays up to the state level competition and I should have some individual qualifiers there as well," Sullivan said.

Garden City's next meet is Tuesday against Syosset.

Tags: Garden City , swimming

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