During coach Steve Bergen’s current tenure, now entering its fifth season, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team has made quantum leaps of improvement from year to year, placing 34th in CIF Southern Section Division 1 three years ago, 14th the next and vaulting all the way to seventh last season.
Perhaps just as impressive has been the Tologs’ return to sustained preeminence in the elite Mission League, where they are coming off back-to-back championships.
With both youth and experience on its side, the renaissance is primed to roll on, as Sacred Heart would appear to have enough depth and star power on its roster to not only sustain its current footing, but perhaps push its way back into the running for its first Division 1 title since 2007 over the next couple of seasons.
“We have great expectations,” Bergen said. “We had a great season last year and obviously we’re deeper this year, so we’re looking at some great things.”