The Door County United (DCU) cooperative boys swimming team has its sights set on a state berth in its return to Division 2. The program competed at the Division 1 level last season and finished seventh at sectionals.
Erin Peterson returns for her second season as DCU’s head coach.
Her top returning swimmers include Jack Monfils, the conference champion in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke who also placed sixth in those events at the sectional; junior Logan Filar, who placed eighth in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 freestyle at the sectional; senior Ezra Linnan, who placed fifth at the conference meet in the 100 backstroke; and sophomore George Atwell, who dropped 20 seconds off his time last season in the 500 freestyle.
Peterson said the team has versatility, knowledge, leadership and strength, but is low in numbers and lacks experience swimming at the high school level.
“The size of the team definitely has some limitations to it,” she said.
Peterson said she is concerned about “creating and establishing a strong team culture, and rebuilding what we want boys DCU swimming to look like holistically.”
With the team returning to Division 2, she said she looks forward to “building a strong team foundation and atmosphere, the strong leadership my upperclassmen bring to the team, [and] getting relays and individual events to qualify for state.”
DCU’s first meet this season is an invitational Dec. 2 at Plymouth.