Milford’s swimmers and divers lead the way for county’s improved prep water programs

Clermont County’s varsity swimming scene has seen some fine individual efforts among the five high schools competing in the sport. Teamwise, the Milford boys and girls squads have been turning in the best performances.

Milford boys

“We’re holding solid. They’re performing strong,” said coach Gary Tameris of his varsity swimming squad.

The Eagles have some solid individual performers. Senior Elliott Keefer has recorded a time of 58.28 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke, the event in which he placed seventh (58.94) in the Division I state meet last year. He is also doing well in the 100 backstroke (55.84). Senior Luke Wasserman has recorded a “best-ever” time of 50.88 in the 100 freestyle and a 23.01 in the 50 free. Freshman Chris Williams is doing well in the free events as is freshman Dan Matulis in the back, senior Kevin Metzger in the free events, sophomore Matt D’errico in the free events, and sophomore Joey Griffin in the free events and the 200 individual medley.

The Milford mentor knows he has a good team and it is competing in a “very tough conference,” the Greater Miami Conference (GMC). “We’ll be battling to be in the top half of the conference.” He expects Sycamore, Lakota East, and Lakota West to be his main competition in the GMC.

Kathy Carboy, the Eagles’ diving coach, believes her best efforts have been turned in this season by Kyle Petrosky and first-year competitor Ryan Cushenan, both juniors.