Girls Swimming

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Chad Holmes

Chad Holmes is the PHS boys and girls varsity swimming and diving team head coach. Chad has been the head swimming coach since 2013. Chad previously coached for several of the North Kansas City high schools, including Staley, Oak Park, Winnetonka and North Kansas City. He also served as the boys and girls swimming and diving coach at Eaglecrest High School in Aurora, Colo. and one year as girls head coach at Burke High School in Omaha, Neb. Chad has a bachelor’s of science degree in K-12 physical education from Northwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree in athletic administration from William Woods.


Assistant Coach

Jackie Moore

Team Information


Team Highlights


Individual Honors:

Caroline Salzman
State Qualifier-100m breaststroke (28th place) and 50m freestyle (17th place)

Ellaina Sanders
State Qualifer-200m individual medley (32nd place)

Raider Award Winner: Ellaina Sanders

Team Honors:

ILC Conference Championships-4th place


Individual Honors:

Samantha Jones
-200 medley relay 7th place

Kathleen O'Keefe
-200 medley relay 7th place

Amanda Rivard
-200 medley relay 7th place

Emma Starr
-200 medley relay 7th place

Sydney Woods
200 freestyle relay-7th place

Maura Kessler
-200 freestyle relay-7th place

Catherine Dema
-200 freestyle relay-7th place

Riya Mehta
-200 freestyle relay-7th place

Alice Rowland
-400 freestyle relay-3rd place

Emily Dema
-400 freestyle relay-3rd place

Ellaina Sanders

-500 yard freestyle-2nd place
- Conference champion-100 backstroke
-400 freestyle relay-3rd place

Caroline McKnight
-200 yard freestyle-8th place
-400 freestyle relay 3rd place

Raider Award winner: Emily Dema

Team Honors:

Won 7 dual meet competitions

Pembroke 107 – St. Pius 106
Pembroke 162 – Belton 68
Pembroke 167 –Barstow 31
Pembroke 145, O’Hara 41
Pembroke 145, Notre Dame de Sion 142
Pembroke 140, Platte County 128
Pembroke 152, O’Hara 76

Kansas City Invitational Classic -1st place champions
ILC League Championships-5th place team finish
North Kansas City Invitational-9th place team finish out of 36 teams
Springfield Schools Invitational-15th place team finish out of 29 teams
Northland Park Hill Invite-21st place team finish out of 38 teams
University of Missouri swim championships-24th place team finish out of 42 teams
(All of the swimmers on the team made swim back championship finals)


Individual Honors:

Raider Award winner: Lucy Gross


Individual Honors:

Hannah Bortnick
-League champion in diving (all four years) and 9th place at State

Lindley Round
-League champion in the 100 butterfly and 22nd place at State

Michelle Heidgerken
-State qualifier in the 50 freestyle

Medley relay at State – Maggie Glaze, Sara Doane, Lindley Round, and Michelle Heidgerken

Raider Award winner: Michelle Heidgerken


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