Girls' Swimming at a Glance

Top swimmers: Division I--Chrissy Barker, Mater Dei, Jr.; Alison Brown, Esperanza, Jr.; Heather Brown, Esperanza, Sr.; Heather Chaix, Foothill, Sr.; Danielle Coffin, Mater Dei, So.; Julie Cognito, Capistrano Valley, Sr.; Christine Connellan, Santa Margarita, So.; Carly Cox, Capistrano Valley, Jr.; Alyson Edoff, So.; Beth Feeney, Mission Viejo, Jr.; Duffi Finnigan, El Modena, Sr.; Jessica Gambling, Orange, Jr.; Lisa Helm, Foothill, Jr.; Siobhan Herlihy, Santa Margarita, Jr.; Josephina Kim, Orange, So.; Dannielle Levinson, El Modena, Jr.; Shanon Locks, Foothill, Jr.; Jessamyn Miller, Mater Dei, So.; Jennifer Mochkatel, Mission Viejo, Jr.; Ashley Moore, Mission Viejo, Jr.; Delilah More, Capistrano Valley, Jr. (diver); Amanda Oudin, Orange, Sr.; Shannon Pace, Capistrano Valley, Sr. (diver); Tammy Pace, Capistrano Valley, So. (diver); Lauren Packard, Mater Dei, Sr.; Jessica Pove, Capistrano Valley, Jr.; Jessica Powell, El Modena, Sr.; Kathrine Redding, Capistrano Valley, Sr.; Chelsea Rowlands, Mission Viejo, So.; Jamie Rubino, Los Alamitos, Sr.; Leigh Schubert, Los Alamitos, Jr.; Caroline Staub, Santa Margarita, Sr.; Stephanie Stevens, Capistrano Valley, Sr.; Andrea Uxa, Santa Margarita, Sr.; Cristina Vasconsuellos, El Modena, Jr.; Carrie Williams, Mission Viejo, Sr.; Rachel Yocum, Orange, Jr. Division II--Alisa Behnke, Sonora, So.; Gina Mansfield, Sonora, So.; Heather Quinn, Sonora, So.; Melissa Rottino, Sonora, So.; Helen Shelby, Sonora, Sr.; Rumi Tomiuaga, Rosary, Sr.; Julie Wald, Rosary, So.; Cindy Wyse, Sonora, Sr.; Alella Younis, Rosary, Jr.

League favorites: Century: Foothill; Empire: El Dorado; Freeway: Sunny Hills; Garden Grove: Pacifica; Golden West: Ocean View; Olympic: Calvary Chapel; Orange: Brea Olinda; Pacific Coast: Laguna Hills; Sea View: Irvine; South Coast: Capistrano Valley; Sunset: Fountain Valley.

1995 final poll: 1. Fountain Valley; 2. El Toro; 3. Irvine; 4. El Dorado; 5. Santa Margarita; 6. Mission Viejo; 7. Marina; 8. Newport Harbor; 9. Capistrano Valley; 10. Foothill.

1996 Orange County coaches' preseason poll: 1. Fountain Valley; 2. Irvine; 3. El Toro; 4. Marina; 5. Laguna Hills; 6. El Dorado; 7. Capistrano Valley; 8. Santa Margarita; 9. Los Alamitos; 10. Mission Viejo.

Key dates: March 9, South Coast Relay finals; March 30, Southern Section Relays; April 20, Foothill Swim Games; May 8, Southern Section diving finals; May 10-11, Southern Section swimming finals.

Notes: Look for records to fall in the 100-yard breaststroke as freshman Amanda Beard of Irvine, who will compete in the Atlanta Olympics this summer, makes her high school debut. Beard already has set national age-group records in the event.

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