2000 swimmers of the year

2000 girls swimmer of the year: Mountain View's Lacey Nymeyer, left. 2000 swim coach of the year: Catalina Foothills' Nicole Penkalski, middle. Boys swimmer of the year: Rincon's Eric Hadley, right. Photo by Sarah Prall / Arizona Daily Star 

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This is a perfect game to a coach: In six seasons as the boys and girls swimming coach at Foothills, Sayers went 12 for 12. She won six boys championships and six girls championships before retiring to move to California with her husband, Mike, who became the USA Cycling coach in the 2012 London Olympics. The Wisconsin native dabbled in soccer, cycling and coaching the Hillenbrand Aquatics club team before her flawless Foothills career.

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