The Ames High Boys’ Swimming team earned an 6th Place finish at the 2017 State Championship. The boys swimming team had another great year in the pool. The team compiled a 9-1 Varsity dual meet record while the JV team compiled a 9-1 overall record. The team had an amazing performance at their 2017 District Swim Meet in Johnston. The team won 5 of 11 events at the District Meet scoring 391 points.
District Champions were:
Dalton Lillibridge – 200 Individual Medley, 100 Breaststroke
Misho Mahrous – 100 Butterfly
Ethan Johnson – 100 Backstroke
Ethan Johnson, Dalton Lillibridge, Misho Mahrous, Peter Matthews – 200 Medley Relay
The 200 Medley Relay team earned 3rd place at state earning First-Team All-State Honors.
Dalton Lillibridge placed 3rd in the 200 Individual Medley earning First-Team All-State Honors and set a new school record. Dalton also won the 100 Breaststroke in school record fashion. His state title makes him the first Ames male swimmer to win the 100 Breaststroke in the history of our swimming program.
Ethan Johnson placed 6th in the 100 Backstroke earning Second Team All-State honors.
Congratulations to Logan Peters and Jeb Shaw for being named “Academic All-Americans” by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
Coach Dan Flannery
“Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only
thing ” – Winston Churchill
Coach Flannery is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BA in Spanish
and will receive his Masters degree in Coaching in Physical Education from Ball State University in May of 2008. He was a member of the ISU Men’s Swim team and captain for the 1998 season. He was a member of the Big 8 Championship team in 1995 and the undefeated team in 1998. Coach Flannery was a high school All-American in the 200 Freestyle and swam for Johnston High School in Des Moines.
Teacher of Social Studies
19 Seasons as Head Coach
2002 State Coach of the Year
District Coach of the Year
2010,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Conference Coach of the Year
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Team State Runner Up
2001, 2002, 2003, 2009
Coached 170 NISCA
Coached 13 State Individual
4 Relay State Champions
Coached 59 All State Swimmers
Coached 72 NISCA Academic All-Americans
151-25-1 Varsity Dual Record
148-29 JV Dual Record
Teams have broken 7 State Records.
2002 Swimming World Rated
Ames High as 3rd Best Public High School Swimming Team