Head coach: Patrick McKenzie
2017 record: 6-0
Key swimmers: Kira Ashmore, Maggie Gibson, Kylee Hutchison, Alayna Kisiday, Kora Lamy, Chelsea Miller, Haley Morkert, Taylor Sims, Amanda Ashmore, Eleanor Hebard, Beverly Hofer, Amanda Ye, Autumn Linder, Ainsley Anderson.
Outlook: The Cougars went undefeated in the South Sound Conference and took ninth at the 3A state meet, their highest finish in at least a decade. Central Kitsap returns a number of experienced swimmers, and keep an eye on freshman Amanda Ashmore, a member of the vaunted Bainbridge Island Swim Club, who could make a serious splash this season.
Schedule: Sept. 8, 1 p.m., Spartans Relays at Bainbridge | Sept. 13, Timberline, 3:30 p.m. | Sept. 15, Olympic Swimvitational | Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m. at Peninsula | Oct. 2, 3:30 p.m., Gig Harbor | Oct. 9, Tri-District Meet at Olympic, 3:30 p.m. | Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m. at Capital | Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m. at Stadium | Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m. at North Thurston | Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m., Shelton.