New and improved.
That may sum up girls swimming this season as Brillion/Valders/Chilton adds a fourth school to its co-op program. Kaukauna joins the group assuring the program that they will compete in Division 1 in post season action. Brillion’s Jody Schwarz is the new coach for the program.
The 2019 BVC girls swimming preview:

Head Coach: Jody Schwarz (1st Season)
2018 Record: 3rd place at Eastern Wisconsin Conference Meet

Looking back at 2018: Streblow (Valders) has had a tremendous first two seasons making WIAA Division 1 state both seasons in the 100 yard backstroke and placing 16th last November earning BVC a team point.
Brillion/Valders/Chilton closed the gap among the elite, but still settled for another third place finish in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference Girls Swimming and Diving Championships at Plymouth. The host Panthers successfully defended their conference championship. BVC totaled 426 points, 12 shy of second place Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Sheboygan Falls Triad and had more event winners than any of the other five EWC schools, but their lack of depth kept them from challenging further.
Grace Risse and Gracie Streblow each won two events and were on two champion relay teams. Risse easily won the 200 yard individual medley in 2:21.31 and came back to take the 100 yard freestyle in 57.14 seconds. She was the reigning EWC champ in both events. Streblow defended her crown in the 100 yard backstroke, clocked at 1:02.32, and this season added the 200 freestyle winning that race in 2:00.76. They were both members of the 200 freestyle relay team that also included Stephanie Appel and Jelena Behnke with a time of 1:45.28. The 2017 team was also conference champ.
Those same four went on to win the 400 freestyle relay in 3:52.41.
Appel (Chilton) and Risse (Valders) are key graduation losses.

A look ahead at 2019: Streblow tops the list of six returning letter winners. Also back are Chilton’s Julia Breckheimer and Brooke Nenahlo, Erin Sullivan (Valders), Jelena Behnke (Brillion) and Sophia Kubichek (Valders). There are no divers on the roster. Other Chilton swimmers are junior Emily Herz and freshman Afton Frank. First time Kaukauna swimmers in the program include a talented senior in Alyce Van Den Walenberg, along with seven other Galloping Ghosts.
Defending champ Plymouth returns a veteran squad and is favored again. BVCK, Kiel and Kohler Triad are contenders.