Seaside swimming

 As an aquatics club coach, Ken Fittro has built a reputation for developing swimmers throughout the county for years.
 It's just that none of them are swimming for him at Seaside this spring, where Fittro is also the head coach.
 In fact, the Spartans don't have one swimmer in their program this spring that swims on a club team.
 Yet, with two dual meets left in the Pacific Division season, Seaside is 4-1 in both the boys and girls divisions, with aspirations of chasing league championships.
 Fittro, who coaches the Seaside Aquatics Club in the off-season, is working his magic in the water with a group of swimmers that began their prep careers foreign to the sport.
 Team captains Eanda Sosa and Vanessa Lopez both came out for swimming three years ago not even knowing how to swim.
 Today Sosa is one of the elite boys 50 free swimmers in the Pacific Division while Lopez has been a consistent double event winner, juggling the 50, 100 and 200 free's for the Spartans girls team.
 The program, which began with roughly 12 swimmers four years ago, has seen the numbers climb to 60 this season, with Yvonne Nguyen providing depth in the backstroke and breast for the girls.
 The fact that the program is five times the size it was just four years ago speaks volumes about the excitement Fittro and his staff have built in turning swimming into a sport of interest on campus.

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