Coach: Mary Van Doren, 1st season at NMHS, 3 years with New Milford's youth program.

Assistant: Bethany Mihaly (diving).

2008 record: 1-11, accomplishments: Performed well in the South-West Conference meet.

Graduation and other loss: Leigh Scorza. Carly Strelez.

2009 captains: Rachel Berger, Kelsey Linstrum, Samantha Martin.

Coach's outlook: "This year's team is almost twice as big as last year's. The larger team should help us score more points, move up one or two places in the conference and win a few more dual meets. Our strong corps of returning swimmers will continue to lead the team in points, but our many newcomers, who are showing a lot of talent early on, will also be scoring some important points for us. The South-West Conference includes some of the state's top swimmers, many of whom are returning this year. We have an incredible level of talent and hard work, and even in this tough conference, we should win three or four dual meets. Most important, we're building a more substantial program that will continue to attract the most talented athletes at New Milford High School."

Seniors: Rachel Berger, Kyle Cloutier, Linsey Hunt, Kelsey Linstrum, Libby Martin, Samantha Martin,Colleen Menard, Ashley O'Connor, Alexa Prevost, Ashley Prevost, Olivia Taylor.

Juniors: Zoe Alexander, Samantha Baxter, Daniele Cambareri, Jessica Cochrane, Samantha Hogenauer, Kaitlyn Pettibone, Haley Woodard.

Sophomores: Caitlin Carvalho, Maggie Heaton, Nicole Minasi, Holly Rehm, Brice Schrenkel, Alexandra Scorza, Toni Viola.

Freshmen: Alexa Collins, Jackie Flachbart, Esther Kang, Emily Usher.