CCP Swimming off to a Perfect Start


Tim Delaney

CHAMINADE POOL–When it comes to the sports that have dominated the reputation of Chaminade as a school and a community, one might lean towards basketball or football. That is not the case in the fall of 2019. There is one team in particular that is making a splash, and it is the only undefeated team on campus.

The Chaminade Varsity Swim Team is now 9-0 and are gearing up for a potential State Championship. It would be massive for Chaminade to have another success story in the sports world, and would be a great addition to the legacy established at Chaminade by the legendary retired swimming coach Kevin Brennan.  Maybe this year’s squad is starting a new dynasty.

The Red Devil Swim Team has a solid veteran presence among them. They are made up of mostly juniors and seniors, which is just what you might find on any successful high school sports team. “We have depth this year to make a run at state,” says Jeffery Garlich, a senior on the squad.

The CCP swimmers are led by Andrew O’Brien, another senior who has no shortage of talent and speed in the pool.  In addition to Andrew, who recently committed to swim at Duke, there are many other talented swimmers and have already taken down some of the top teams and defending state champions.

One of the defining features of this team is that many of the players excel in multiple sports.  To be a successful swimmer, one must be incredibly fit.  So it’s no surprise that these guys are multi-sport athletes.  Everyone can simply brag about one sport or one championship, but winning them in different sports each year is the ultimate boast.

If you want to see the swim team in action, you can easily find their schedule online through the Chaminade website. Hopefully their undefeated streak will continue, and it’s something the Chaminade community can root for and continue to check in on.

The Swimming State Finals are held at the St. Peter’s Rec Plex, in St. Peter’s, Missouri. The team’s main goal is to make it here and win. “We want our names in the history books of Chaminade Swimming,” said Andrew O’Brien.