Julian Bonse (Huntington Beach) and Patrick White (Newport Beach) are the only Orange County area swimmers expected to return for next year's team. The team's one Irvine area swimmer, Kevin Little from Woodbridge High and Novaquatics, graduated after last season.
"We continue to recruit from that area every year, but many times the Orange County kids consider moving outside the area for school," Salo said. "I believe we have our eye on several young and up-and-coming prospects that we hope to land at USC in the next couple years."
Salo got into swimming as a kid because his older brother was going to join a swim team, but the older brother wound up playing football and Salo was hooked on swimming, eventually competing at Santa Rosa JC and Long Beach State before embarking on his coaching career.