New Berlin West girls swimming coach Ryan Heft starts his first season by returning nine letter winners, including returning state qualifiers Maddie Tew, Emily Szydlowski and Kayla Rasmussen.
Other returning letter winners are Maggie Kellermann, Abby Jaquish, Molly Wannamaker, Rayna Matthews, Alyssa Kaiser and Sophia Pezze.
Promising newcomers include Kali Kaiser, Emma Verdun and Anna Klinbeil.
The Vikings took seventh out of 12 teams in the Early Bird Invitational with 171 points, and Brookfield Central won with 394 points.
Tew took first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.10) and 500 free (5:20.77), Kaiser was fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.87) and eighth in the 200 individual medley (2:28.74), and Szydlowski was eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:06.93) and ninth in the 50 free (27.24).
Two relay teams finished seventh — the 200 free behind Szydlowski, Kaiser, Jaquish and Tew (1:51.03) and the 400 free relay of Szydlowski, Wannamaker, Kaiser and Tew (4:03.24).
The Lions finished fourth out of 10 teams at the Fountain Wood Funfest on Saturday, scoring 245 points behind Muskego's 410.5.
Nicole Bellford won the 200 freestyle (2:03.25) and finished second in 100 butterfly (1:03.34) to lead Eisenhower.
Shayna Putney was second in the 500 free (5:32.43) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:25.90) and Allie Schroeder was second in the 100 backstroke (1:05.03).
The 200 medley of Steffi Durley, Jenny Anderson, Riley Rossbach and Sammy Kozlowski took fifth (2:10.65) and the 200 free relay took fifth (2:04.96) behind Schroeder, Ali Lodermeier, Isabelle Siefert and Sophie Carson.
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