The enthusiasm McPherson High girls swim coach Abby Bradstreet has for her team comes through even in an email.

The enthusiasm McPherson High girls swim coach Abby Bradstreet has for her team comes through even in an email.
“We have a total of 16 girls out for swimming this season, which I am extremely excited about,” Bradstreet said. “They are a great group of talented girls who all have so much potential to improve even more this year.”
The first-year coach takes over the combined McPherson/Smoky Valley program from Bonnie Sue Fisher this season with eight of those 16 girls coming back with state experience.
That includes junior Katie Wurm, who placed 12th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:11.96.
Other returning members of the team include senior Ellen Yowell, juniors Shea Cook, Lindsey Moore and Olivia Hansen and sophomores Kellsie Corrigan and Amanda Starkel.
Newcomers include freshmen Megan Cutting and Macy Hubbard, both of whom Bradstreet is excited to see compete.
That is especially true of Cutting, who has already technically qualified for state in the breaststroke with her preseason time and just needs to swim it in a meet to officially qualify.
“We are happy to start the season and all seem very motivated,” Bradstreet said. “I look forward to taking a large number of girls to state this year, as well as our first swim meet, which is coming up in Manhattan [Saturday].”