Female swimmer

Girls Swimming & Diving

About Girls Swimming & Diving

In the most recent decade, very few other teams in any sport can compare to the dominance of the Ames High girls swimming and diving program.

Flannery’s Legacy

Under the direction of the late legend Dan Flannery, the Little Cyclone girls won the program’s first state championship in November 2010. Flannery would continue to add top hardware to the trophy case with seven more state titles through 2018. After a runner-up finish in 2019 – Flannery’s final season in lead of the girls’ program – the Little Cyclones had finished an entire decade with eight total state titles and finishing no worse than runner-up in the two other seasons.

New Leadership

Following Flannery’s passing in the summer of 2020, just weeks prior to the season, long-time friend and assistant coach Joe Fisher took charge of a talented roster in COVID-challenged season. Amid uncertainty and spectator-less events throughout the entirety of the season, the Ames girls took home the 2020 state championship.

Celebrating Success

The Ames girls program has had 57 individual and relay champions. Most notably, Sophie Sorenson ’17 and Maddie Bro ’11 have won nine and eight event titles respectively, placing third and fourth all-time in IGHSAU history.

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Joe Fisher

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