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Swimmers ready for regions: Kodiak looks to sweep team championships at its home pool

...they're all excited. I know a bunch of senior boys are pumped up. It's going to be a great meet." Seward coach Janet Van Driessche showed her team is a legitimate threat to take regions by winning the Soldotna Pentathlon boys team title. The...
Heaven, O'Leary chase state crowns join Jacqueline Van Driessche as the only individual state champions from Seward in the 30-plus years that Janet Van Driessche has been coaching at the school. Hubler said he hopes that Heaven is not the only Kenai swimmer in the finals...
Heaven, O'Leary take 2 titles

...Year award. "You have to envision everything you're going to do, and then go do that," said Seward coach Janet Van Driessche. "And that's what he did." Van Driessche said the only disappointment about O'Leary's day was that he...
Area swim teams try to catch Kodiak head coaches this year. Stephanie Blair takes over the Skyview program, while Matt Hershock takes over for Janet Van Driessche at Seward. Hershock said Van Driessche spent 35 years with the program. "I'd just like to thank Janet for all...
Clarion Calls

...have enough swimmers to win region or state titles. That means that for over 30 years while coaching at Seward, Janet Van Driessche has not had much of a shot at region and state titles. That does not mean she is not a stellar coach. Van Driessche...
SoHi's Heaven chases state title

...close friend and top-seed Jeff Frey of Wasilla. "It's going to be a tight race," said Seward swim coach Janet Van Driessche. "Ryan is very dedicated," she said. "He always envisions what he's going to do. He gets himself really...
Kodiak swimmers looking tough

...a great group of kids swimming-abilitywise and attitudewise. I couldn't ask for better." Seward Seahawks Janet Van Driessche has been coaching at Seward for over 30 years. She currently has nine swimmers, and will be up to 12 after football...
Leaders of the pack: A look at the fine of 2009

...The slight difference was enough for Wasilla's Jeff Frey to win the race by .07 seconds. Seward swim coach Janet Van Driessche said O'Leary came to the wall first, but reaching out of the water is what gave Frey the win. O'Leary also...
Kodiak aims for sweep

...doesn't have a ton of swimmers, but the Seahawks do have quality swimmers whose strokes show the refinement of Janet Van Driessche's 30 years of coaching at the school. Seward's state shots come from freshman Ryan O'Leary in the freestyle...
Local swimmers set for region meet in Valdez

...Spence and Dana Olesch. Gunther also said the Mariners could qualify a number of relays for state. Seward coach Janet Van Driessche said, as long as the waters on the way to Valdez are not too rough, her team also should have some state qualifiers...


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