The Lexington Catholic Swim Team Earns a State Title


The drought is over for the Lexington Catholic Swim Team! They swam into a State Championship for the first time since 2003. This year’s team will go down in school history with record breaking end-of-the-season scores and a state title.

Along with the State Championship title, Lexington Catholic broke multiple school records in both the girls and boys team. The girls broke five records while the boys broke every existing school record, nine in total.

Junior Zach Hils broke his own State Record in 200 IM by two seconds and collected All-American Honors in the 100 Fly. Scott Scanlon received All-American Honors in the 50 Free while Matt Menke was awarded the All-American Honors in the 100 Back. Hils, Scanlon and Menke were not just breaking records, but were 1st Team All-State. Makie Redford was 2nd Team All-State in diving. Her sister, Jennings Redford, also scored the team some critical diving points this season.

Coach Little was recognized this year as Kentucky’s Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Swimming and was voted KHSAA Boys Coach of the year. Little was hired during the 2015-2016 season after Lexington Catholic was tied for last in the state in 2015. Since then, the team has soared through the state ranks and can now call themselves State Champions.

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