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Swim and Dive Sweeps Aggieland Invitational Meet

Swim and Dive Sweeps Aggieland Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim and dive team travelled to College Station on Nov. 10, for the Aggieland Invitational swim meet. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams won for an overall victory at the meet. The Warriors swept the swim meet with two freshman records broken, two school records broken, and two meet records broken. Th...

Warriors Swim in 30 Degree Weather at Round Rock Invitational Meet

Warriors Swim in 30 Degree Weather at Round Rock Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team participated in the Round Rock Invitational meet on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Warriors took first place with the boys' victory, and a surprising fourth place from the girls. Out of 21 teams, the Warriors were able to finish with great races from both the girls' and boys’ teams. The swimmer...

Swim Team Places Third in AISD Invitational Meet

Swim Team Places Third in AISD Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim team participated in the AISD Invitational meet on Friday, Oct 20. There were two districts, 5A and 6A, and 21 different schools at this meet. The Warriors placed third overall with great effort from both the girls and boys. Although all teams competed together, the results were split by ...

Swim Team Participates in Annual Distance Challenge

Swim Team Participates in Annual Distance Challenge

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team held their annual Distance Challenge on Friday, Oct. 13. Like past years, every swimmer is allowed to wear a costume and swim half a mile or wear no costume and swim a mile. Along with the Distance Challenge, there is also a fundraiser, where the swimmers will ask their families and nei...

Swim Team Places First for Girls and Boys in Charity Meet

Swim Team Places First for Girls and Boys in Charity Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team held a charity swim meet at Waterloo Swimming on Sept. 30. Three schools including Westwood, McNeil, and Stony Point high schools participated in this charity meet that was held for a coach, Daniel Alvarez, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Alvarez was a coach at Waterloo Swimmi...

Swim Team Takes Home Top Titles in District Opener

Swim Team Takes Home Top Titles in District Opener

Amy Ma, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team participated in the Round Rock District Opener on Sept. 21 at Round Rock High School. Four other schools, including Cedar Ridge, Stony Point, Hendrickson, and Round Rock also took part in the meet. This was the first official meet of the season, and Westwood took home the win with ...

Swim Team Hosts Teacher Appreciation Meet

Swim Team Hosts Teacher Appreciation Meet

Amy Ma

September 17, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team hosted their annual Orange and Black swim meet on Saturday, Sept 16. Like every year, their team is divided into two teams, Orange and Black, and compete against each other in the first meet of the season. However, this year the meet was also a teacher appreciation meet, with the potlu...

Swim Coach Matthew McBrearty Gears up for the Swim Season

Swim Coach Matthew McBrearty Gears up for the Swim Season

Stephanie Shih, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Sports

Down at the Waterloo Swimming natatorium, Coach Matthew McBrearty and the Warrior swim team are hard at work as early as 6:30 a.m., even before most people wake up. The title-winning swim team has to keep the momentum going, as they are running off of the ninth consecutive boys’ first place dist...

Q&A with KyAnh Truong ’21

Q&A with KyAnh Truong ’21

Amy Ma, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Sports, Spotlight

Q: When did you start swimming? A: I started summer league when I was six and then I started swimming competitive year round swimming when I was 11 or 12 Q: What’s your best stroke? A: Probably butterfly and freestyle. Q: Did you feel any pressure coming onto the swim team? A: Yes, I really was ex...

It’s Time to Swim Across Texas

It’s Time to Swim Across Texas

Amy Ma

August 29, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The Swim Across Texas lifeguard challenge has begun again. Every summer lifeguards all over Texas take part in this challenge to raise awareness for child drowning, while also keeping lifeguards in shape as they spend hours in the sun watching the patrons swim. Throughout July, lifeguards are encouraged...

Water Polo Participates in Regionals, Girls Advance to State

Water Polo Participates in Regionals, Girls Advance to State

Lizzie Deal

April 25, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

Both the boys’ and girls’ water polo teams competed in Regionals on April 20 through April 22. Due to the small number of teams in the area, they were able to skip over the district competition and head straight to qualifying for State. Both teams gave the tournament their all, but only the girls...

Swimmers Qualify for State at Region Meet

Swimmers Qualify for State at Region Meet

Emily Lu, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

Spirits ran high as the swim and dive team traveled to the Rockwall ISD Aquatic Center for the Region III-6A Championship on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb 3. After graduating several star swimmers last year, the success at the meet was especially exciting as the boys team finished second overall wh...