Boys Swimming Preview: River Rats focusing on getting better


The Huron boys’ swimming and diving team will try to follow the girls lead this season as the River Rats are quickly catching up to the best programs in the state.

The girls’ team made an impressive splash last month by taking 12th place with 72 points at the Division 1 state finals. The Huron boys grabbed 21st place with 43 points at last season’s state finals.

It’s all about work ethic for the River Rats.

“The key to success will be to work hard and stay focused on what is important during the season,” says Coach Eric Stanczyk, now in his 13th season with the River Rats.

The River Rats, who finished 4-7 last year against a very tough schedule, will be led by a pair of strong performers from a year ago. Last year as a junior, Kyle Huehn was seventh in diving with 386.20 points at the D-1 state finals at EMU.

Senior John Wang had a big season last year as well, finishing sixth at the SEC meet in the backstroke and swimming on several relays.

The River Rats open the season on Thursday at South Lyon. The home opener is Dec. 13 against Canton.


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