Boys and Girls Swimming


Fall 2017



Top Left to Right: Jillian Santiago, Katherine Pepe, Justin Resnick, Cogan Brooks, Callum Grobler, Blythe Brooks, Head Coach Alice Smithers

Bottom Left to Right: Cameron Ward, Emma Macri, Gabrielle Bennet, Shane DePalma, Giana Suraez, Arianna Romano



Day Date Opponent Site Time
Saturday Aug 19 Special Olympics/Start Clinic ESJ YMCA 8:30 A.M.
Saturday Aug 26 Phil “Boomer” Memorial Meet ESJ YMCA TBA
Wednesday Sept 6 Sarasota Invite ESJ YMCA TBA
Saturday Sept 9 Total Team Challenge St. Pete Relays Northshore 9:00 A.M.
Saturday Sept 23 ODA, Sarasota Christian, BCHS Arlington Park TBA
Wednesday Oct 4 Sarasota County Championships ESJ YMCA TBA
Saturday Oct 7 Tri-County Championships ESJ YMCA TBA
Saturday Oct 16-21 District 8 Championship Northshore 9:00
Saturday Oct. 23-28 Regional 3 Championships TBA 3:00
Saturday (As of 4/10/17) Nov11 State Championship Stuart-Mart TBA

 *ESJ= Evelyn Sandler Jones YMCA pool


  Potter Park (Behind Sarasota Square Mall)





Shane DePalma (9)


Gabrielle Bennete (9)


Giana Suarez (9)


Cameron Ward (9)


Blythe Brooks (10)


Callum Grobler (10)


Justin Resnick (11)


Emma Macri (12)


Cogan Brooks (12)


Katherine Pepe (12)


Jillian Santiago (12)


Season Highlights:


Hey Cougars! Last week the Cardinal Mooney swim team will be swimming in the Regionals meet, at Evelyn Sandler Jones YMCA pool Potter Park. Seniors Jillian Santiago and Katherine Pepe qualified in all their events, as well as Sophomore Callum Grobler! The 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay qualified for Regionals. The relay team consists of Seniors Jillian Santiago, Katherine Pepe, and Cogan Brooks, with new comer Freshman Cameron Ward. Cogan Brooks qualified in the 100 backstroke and Junior Justin Resnick qualified in the 100 free. Congratulations to all Mooney swimmers and good luck!


September 26:


The Mooney Swim Team competed in a tri-meet with Sarasota Christian and ODA on Saturday at Arlington Park. The team was led by senior Jillian Santiago who went 4  for 4. On the boys side, Justin Resnick and Callum Grobler had top 6 finishes. Congrats Mooney Swimmers!


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Head Coach: Alice Smithers

As a native of Cincinnati, Alice brings her life of swimming and coaching with her as she begins her 17th year as head coach of the cougars. Alice was World Swimmer of the Year in 1970 when she broke three world records in the 100 and 200 meter butterfly. She was a part of the U.S. National Team 4 X100 medley relay the set the world record in Osaka,Japan. Alice’s greatest accomplishment is her wonderful family which continues to grow. Alice’s husband, Bob, is a 1965 Mooney graduate. Their oldest son, Jason, is a flight engineer on the Pave Hawk helicopter with the U.S. Air Force.  He and his wife, Tibisay, have a beautiful five year old daughter, lasbel Fiona. Alice and Bob’s second son, Joshua and his wife, Natalie, are 1995 Mooney graduates. They have four amazing children, Jackson (2/12/02-4/27/05), Madison(12), Hope(8) and Trey(4). Alice’s very athletic daughter, Kristen, is a 1998 CMHS graduate, played basketball at Seminole Community College and Georgia Southern University. She graduated from University of Florida and is currently working for Marathon Health and Wellness.