Swimming Gets 2nd at AISD Invitational Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer

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  • Benjamin Truong '21 goes up for air in the 100 meter Breaststroke. Truong ended up placing second in his heat.

    Photo By Shreyush Shankar

  • Suzannah Wells '23 takes a breath in the 200 meter freestyle. As a freshman, this is Wells's first time swimming at this swim meet.

    Photo By Shreyush Shankar

  • Arsh Gupta '23 swims butterfly in the 200 IM. This event consists of all four strokes.

    Photo By Shreyush Shankar

  • Raymond Wang '22 diving into the water. With the momentum from his dive, Wang was able to get a head start, allowing him to place second in his heat.

    Photo By Shreyush Shankar

  • Conleigh Hardin '21 gets ready to perform a dive in front of the judges. This is Hardin's first AISD invitational meet.

    Photo By Shreyush Shankar

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The swim team participated in the AISD Invitational meet on Friday, Nov. 15. There were two districts, 5A and 6A, and around 21 different schools at this meet. Overall, the Warriors ended up placing second with strong performances from both the girls’ and boys’ teams. 

“I’m pretty happy with how the meet went,” Mayra Puga ‘21 said. “We all tried our best and had fun while doing it, so I’m not really upset that we got second.” 

Many Warriors turned in good performances at this meet, such as in the 200-meter IM swam by Shreyush Shankar ‘21. Shankar dropped .5 of a second during his race, allowing him to swim in this event at the upcoming Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (TISCA) meet. Another noticeable race would be Benjamin He ‘23 racing in the 100-meter butterfly. Thanks to an outstanding dive to start his race, he was able to drop .7 seconds from his time. 

“It was my first time swimming at this swim meet, so I was a little nervous,” He said. “But the team makes it a lot of fun, so the nerves quickly went away.” 

With this being the last swim meet before TISCA, many swimmers were swimming their best events in hopes that their times would be fast enough to qualify for the upcoming meet. Austin Nguyen ‘22 swam the 100-meter butterfly hoping to drop time, but although he did not qualify, he was able to shed some seconds off of his time. 

“I was pretty upset that I didn’t qualify for TISCA,” Nguyen said. “The team made me feel a lot better though, and all my other races went pretty well too.” 

The Warriors will leave for the TISCA meet on Thursday, Nov. 21 and will come back on Saturday, Nov. 23.