St. Francis Swimming

8-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

1987, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2010, 2011

Delta River and Delta League Champions

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


2018 Swimming Highlights

  • The St. Francis varsity placed fourth overall with just four swimmers scoring 93 points at the Sac-Joaquin Section Swimming Championships held at Tokay High School. Davis won the varsity title with 314 points followed by Granite Bay with 248 and Lodi with 165.
  • The Troubadours advanced four swimmers in a combined four finals events and two relays. Sophomore Emma Peters had the best finish with a ninth-place in the 200y freestyle, while she finished 12th in the 100y freestyle.

Swimming Takes Frosh/Soph Section Title, Fourth in Varsity Meet

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Frosh/Soph title and finished fourth overall in the varsity meet, completing a successful two days at Tokay High School.

“It is a fulfillment of all the hard work, early mornings, countless yardage and an overall whole team effort,” said Head Coach Richard Levin.

St. Francis won the Frosh/Soph title for the second consecutive season, taking the Division I title in the new format that divided the meet into three different divisions.


Swimming Sets Stage with Section Trials Performances

LODI, Calif. – Senior Emily Bartylla accomplished what every athlete hopes for in their final performance, swimming a personal-best in her signature event.

“She did a 1:10 as a freshman and she had not broken it since in high school,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “To do that in her final swim, we both shared a tear together. It was a great way to send her off.”


Swimming & Diving Finishes Second at League Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished second overall to Davis at the 2018 Della League Championships. The Blue Devils out-scored the Troubies 615-504 at American River College. Overall, the team placed 18 swimmers in ‘A’ Finals and recorded eight top-three finishes in the meet including relays.


Wehner Selected as St. Francis’ Valedictorian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis water polo and swimmer Kayla Wehner has been selected as the school’s valedictorian and will address her class Thursday night at the graduation ceremony at Memorial Auditorium.

“It was really exciting for me,” said Wehner of her honor. “As a freshman I could not have imagined being the valedictorian. Seeing that working really hard in all my classes and things outside of school was able to pay off, it was really cool.”


Swimming Claims Frosh/Soph Section Title, Places Sixth in Varsity Meet

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving teams finished the 2017 season in style by winning the Frosh/Soph division at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and placing sixth overall in the varsity meet.

“It is amazing winning the team championship as a freshman, swimming with all of my friends,” said Chloe Beebout. “I am really excited. There are so many good freshman and sophomores when we get to our senior year on the varsity team, we are going to kill it.”


Swimming Showcases Youth at Sections

LODI, Calif. – With a roster dominated with youthful standouts, the St. Francis swimming team competed at the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials on Thursday looking to make history and give a glimpse of a strong future.

“I could not be prouder of my whole team,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “How exciting for the Frosh/Soph group and how exciting is it to be coaching them the next three years. Seeing them in action today when it matters, they all stepped up. The group includes a lot of talented freshmen and Hannah Parulan, a sophomore, who is definitely the leader.”


Senior Swimmer Fugit Returns to Pool at Section Trials

LODI, Calif. – Senior Elizabeth Fugit had everything going right for her. She was accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy and was having the senior season at St. Francis she had hoped for. She had worked hard to post the times in the pool that aligned with her senior goals with a strong showing at the section meet in her future. Then everything changed.

Within hours she was in the hospital having her appendix out. Time in the pool was done and time spent with her friends on the swimming team was over. With league championships ahead, she was out and watching from the pool deck.


Swimming Finishes Second at Delta League Champs

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming and diving team finished second overall behind four second and three third-place finishes on the final day of the Delta League Championships at Jesuit High School.

St. Francis was in a battle with Davis all meet. After entering with a lead thanks to the sweep by diving and the Delta League title by Molly Wilson, the Troubadours led after the first day that featured three relay finals and challenged all meet against the Blue Devils, who finally out-scored the St. Francis 506.5 to 477.5.


Swimming and Diving Leads After First Day

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – Behind a strong diving performance on Wednesday and three second-place relay finishes, the St. Francis swimming and diving leads after the first day of the Delta League championships. St. Francis leads 65.5 to 41.5 over Davis.

“We setup some second swims,” said Head coach Richard Levin. “The more we can get in the big final, the better. The diving cushion was a big help today.”


Swimming Posts Victory over Carondelet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming teams posted a pair of victories over Carondelet last week to wrap up their dual meet season. The Troubadours went 8-1 in dual meets during the season.

“This dual helps us with our team confidence,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “We swam well at the California Catholic Challenge and finished fourth. It is significant because we have never beat them in my time at St. Francis. It shows there is more left in the tank and we are getting hot at the right time of the season.”


Spring Signing Day Highlights St. Francis Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.

The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.


Swimming Defeats Franklin in Delta Dual

Elk GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team posted a 125-45 win over Franklin on Wednesday at the Wackford Aquatic Center. The Troubadours swept four of the events and won 10 of the 11 overall to lead the team to victory. Senior Tatum Roepke and freshman Chloe Bebbout each claimed two events.


Roepke Commits to Cal State East Bay for Swimming

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Tatum Roepke was practically born in the water so it only makes sense she continues swimming in college. She has committed to swim for Cal State East Bay next fall.

“I went on my recruiting trip and the team just felt like a family to me,” said Roepke “It felt like I was already part of the team. The coach is awesome. He came to watch me swim in San Diego. I wanted to step up what I am doing from USA Swimming to College swimming.”


Swimming defeats Pleasant Grove in Delta Dual

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – St. Francis won nine of 11 events to post a 127-43 victory over Pleasant Grove on Wednesday to improve to 2-0 on the Delta League dual season.

Senior Elizabeth Fugit won the 100 backstroke and helped the 200 medley and 400 free relays post victories. Emma Peters won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.54, while senior Taylor Koewler won the 200 IM in 2:15.62. Senior Tatum Roepke won the 100 butterfly in 59.67 and freshman Kendall Houck captured the 500 free in 5:25.70.Freshman Emma Hollenback won the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.77.


Swimming Preseason Information

1. Season Start Date: Monday, February 6th

2. Season Goals: Win Varsity and F/S Sections; Win DL Champs -Stroke Improvement – Participation - Be Part of the Team – Team Spirit

3. Team Website – www.stfrancisswimming.com All St. Francis Swimmers are required to register on

the team site. If you do not register you will not be on the team. Registration must be completed

before participation on the team will be permitted.


Alumna Mills Makes 400 IM Final at the U.S. Olympic Trials

Photo Credit_Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY (2015 Pan Am Games)

OMAHA, Neb. – Alumna Kate Mills ‘07 finished eighth in the 400 IM (4:46.58) at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., on June 16. Mills swam at Harvard and is a 2011 graduate with a degree in Art History and Spanish. She is the school record holder in the 200 Butterfly and ranks in the top five in the 200 IM and 400 IM. She is qualified to swim the 200 IM on Tuesday and is appearing in her third Olympic Trials.


Swimmer Emily Bloom Named Valedictorian

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four years ago Emily Bloom could never have envisioned giving a speech at graduation and she has no idea what she would have said. But after her experiences at St. Francis Catholic High School, she now has something to say.

“I could not have given a speech at Memorial Auditorium and I would not have had anything to say,” predicted Bloom of herself as a freshman.


Peters to Swim at State Championships Again, Cal Poly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Emily Peters qualified in the 50-meter freestyle for the CIF State Swimming Championships starting on Friday, May 20 at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.

“It is exciting,” said Peters. “It was a fun meet last year. I am grateful that I can go again and have that opportunity to compete against some fast girls.”

Peters will be swimming at the meet for the second consecutive year and is the only Troubadour in school history to swim at the state meet that started in 2015. She finished 22nd overall last year with a time of 24.24.