Announcements

Tryouts/Practice Information

Tryouts/practices will begin Tues Nov 1st.
  • Tues Nov 1st - Thur Nov 3rd at TAC, 7:15pm - 8:45 pm (athletes need to be on the pool deck by 7:15pm)

  • Fri Nov 4th at TAC, 6:15am - 7:15 am (on the pool deck by 6:15am)
Time Trials (Year Round Swimmers to Only Attend One Time Trial Day)
  • Mon Nov 7th, Tues Nov 8th, and Wed Nov 9th at TAC, 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Building community & program

Swimmers bring the tailgate and a festive atmosphere to a recent Men's Soccer game.


Manage physicals & eligibility with Appryse

Enroll & maintain athlete eligibility with Appryse. All families are required to re-activate enrollment each school year. Keep medical history info and participation physicals up-to-date online.

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Advantage Type Result Score Status
vs.
Athens Drive, Cary
Away
vs.
Riverside
Home
vs.
Enloe HS, West Johnston, Green Hope
Away
vs.
East Chapel Hill, Northern Durham
Away
vs.
Northern Durham
Home
Catholic Invitational Championship
TBD
CANCELLED
vs.
Jordan Charles E., Chapel Hill
Home
PAC-6 Conference Swimming Championships

Team Roster

# Name Grade
Christopher Adams 9
Devin Adas 12
Brandon Alonso-Campos 9
William Astilla 9
Charles Bailey 9
James Beck 12
John Thomas Brewster 11
John Cairns 12
Zachary Cairns 9
Scott Cardoso 9
Joshua Currens 12
Trevor Davis 9
Anthony DeVita 11
Clayton Dixon 11
Drew Dunphy 11
William Durland 11
Jared Eytcheson 12
Christopher Fischetti 12
T'lez Foulkes 10
Samuel Gianni 9
Michael Godwin 11
Matthew Greeley 9
Connor Hatala 11
Cameron Hickman 9
Christopher Hubbard 11
Michael Hughes 11
Zachary Jett 9
Thomas Kearney 12
Kevon Lockhart 10
Zachary Matthys 9
Oliver McCann 11
Francis McCleneghen 11
James McOwen 12
Matthew Nagle 9
Kaden Pfister 10
Aidan Sadowski 9
Bennett Schuman 12
Andrew Shaw 12
Lukas Sobocinski 9
Brian Spangler 12
Nicholas Staab 11
Brandon Szymendera 11
Michael Taffe 12
Thomas Walters 12
Matthew Wasyluk 11
Cothalee Watko 11
Rio Wombacher 9
Matthew Zeleskey 12
James Zinn 11

Coaches

  • Head Coach

    Years Coached at CGHS: 16th Season

    Jonah Turner is from Raleigh, NC where he grew up swimming year round for several clubs (New Wave, RY, and TAR). He also swam for Sanderson High School where he graduated from in 1997. After high school, he continued his swimming career in college and swam for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a distance swimmer specializing in the 1650yd Freestyle, 1000yd Freestyle, 500yd Freestyle, and 200yd Butterfly.

    While in college during summer break is when Jonah first discovered his love for coaching. He coached the summer swim team, Greystone in Raleigh for 4 summers. After graduating from Carolina in 2001, Jonah was asked to coach the Cardinal Gibbons Swim Team which at the time had 8 guys and 20 girls on the team. Twelve seasons later and a lot more athletes on the team, Jonah continues to enjoy working with his fellow coaches to help swimmers improve and learn to believe in themselves as well as teaching the importance of teamwork and having fun.

    Outside of coaching Cardinal Gibbons, Jonah works for Cardinal Health as a Supply Chain Core Account Manager for the Hospital Acute market in Central NC. He also enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife Stephanie and hanging out playing with their 1.5yr old boy Jackson and 3.5yr old girl Brooklyn. He also has two dogs Zoey (French Bulldog) and Lily (Pug).

    Jonah enjoys nothing more than coming to the pool to coach the Gibbons swimmers and watch them grow more and more as swimmers and as a team each day.

  • Assistant Coach

    Years Coached CGHS: 4th Season

    Joey DeRusso returns for his third year on the coaching staff bringing his passion and energy back to the pool deck. He is an alumni (2005-2009) of Cardinal Gibbons where he was a captain of the swim team as well as recepient of several awards - Spirit Award, Coaches Award, Crusader Award.

    After graduating from CGHS Joey went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but in the summers Joey pursued his passion for swimming and being apart of a team through coaching Prestonwood Country Club. He led his team to become one of the most successful summer swim team programs in the area.

    Joey recently graduated from UNC and majored in Microbiology. He currently is working for a health and wellness startup company where is heads up their marketing efforts. Joey currently is balancing a full plate as he works to earn his MBA from the Fuquay School of Business at Duke.

    We are thrilled and excited to have Joey back for his 4th season.
  • Assistant Coach

    Kristin Curran has enjoyed swimming her entire life. She began swimming at Lake Gaston with her parents before she could even walk. At age six, she started swimming on her neighborhood TSA team, The Shepherds Vineyard Killer Whales. Falling in love with swimming at the summer league level is something she has never forgotten. She went on to swim year round for Raleigh Swimming Association through high school and during high school she  swam for Cary Academy. 

    Kristin has coached two seasons at the NCAA DIII level at Franciscan University while she earned a MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has just moved back to the Raleigh area and is looking forward to bringing her passion for swimming and joy of coaching to Cardinal Gibbons this season.


  • Assistant Coach

    Taylor Blanton returns from a one year sabbatical to rejoin the team for his fifth year coaching swimming at Cardinal Gibbons. Prior to coming to Cardinal Gibbons, Coach Blanton was the head coach at Mallard Creek HS in Charlotte NC. Here he was twice named the Conference Coach of the Year and guided the Mavericks to consecutive Top- 10 finishes at the 4A State Championship meet, the only time they have done so in school history.

    Coach Blanton has coached club swimming for both Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte - 3 yrs and for the YMCA of the Triangle Swim Team here in Raleigh - 5yrs. During that time he was an active member of the American Swimming Coaches Association and was the primary coach of several athletes ranked in the National Top 10 both in individual and relay events. He has also coached in the Tarheel Swimming Association for many years including 4 years as the Head Coach of Scotts Mill in Apex, and the past four years as the Head Coach of Sunset Ridge in Holly Springs. As a Head Coach in TSA, Coach Blanton has a 40-7-1 win/loss/tie record and five division championships in 8 yrs. Coach Blantons teams have focused on team spirit, sportsmanship, personal improvement and he has been invited for several years to be a speaker at the Annual Tarheel Swimming Association Coaches Clinics.

    Coach Blanton teaches AP US History and American Government here at Cardinal Gibbons. He also coaches the Cross Country teams, is the moderator for the History Clubs and leads an annual trip to Western Europe

History

State Champions

2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Men's Swimming Team Records

Event

Contestant

Year

Time

200 Medley Relay

Chris Raymond, Noah Cairns, Shane Humphrey, Cothalee Watko

2015

1:37.15

*

200 Freestyle

Kai Wombacher

2013

1:43.17

200 IM

Noah Cairns

2015

1:54.27

50 Freestyle

Kyle Kluba

2005

:21.09

100 Butterfly

Kyle Kluba

2005

:50.20

100 Freestyle

Bailey Maloney

2013

46.57

500 Freestyle

Noah Cairns

2015

4:32.55

200 Freestyle Relay

Andy Lui, Robbie Mohney, Kai Wombacher, Bailey Maloney

2013

1:27.51

*

100 Backstroke

Wesley Sigmon

2012

52.99

100 Breaststroke

Noah Cairns

2015

58.11

400 Freestyle Relay

Emmett Williams, Noah Cairns, Kai Wombacher, Bailey Maloney

2013

3:14.63

* = State Record Bold = New Records this Season

Collegiate Athletes

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