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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

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...

Swim Team Dominates at Districts

Swim Team Dominates at Districts

Emily Lu, Sports Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim and dive team found success as they came out on top at the District 11-6A Championship Meet on Friday, Jan. 27. The boys’ team finished first at the meet and beat out six other schools for the title, while the girls finished second and received a runners’ up title. Two months prior to the m...

GALLERY: Swim Team Competes at TISCA Meet

GALLERY: Swim Team Competes at TISCA Meet

Stephanie Shih, Intro to Journalism

November 28, 2016


Filed under Aquatics

TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) is an invitational swim meet that many Warriors swam in on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Classes Compete in Annual Swim Distance Challenge

Classes Compete in Annual Swim Distance Challenge

Emily Lu, Sports Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team participated in their annual Distance Challenge fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 28. Some dressed up in fun costumes and swam a half-mile while others opted out and swam the full mile, equivalent to 60 lengths down the pool. With a goal of $9000, swimmers from each class competed to see who ...

Swim and Dive Succeeds at Tri-Meet

Swim and Dive Succeeds at Tri-Meet

Emily Lu, Sports Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under Aquatics

Warriors dominated at the annual Tri-Meet against McNeil and Anderson High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. Both girls and boys finished on above their competitors, ensuring a combined point total of 254 over McNeil’s 196 and Anderson’s 193. Despite unfavorable conditions at the pool, the team was determi...

Black Prevails in Annual Orange vs. Black Swim Meet

Black Prevails in Annual Orange vs. Black Swim Meet

Emily Lu, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team kicked off the season with their annual intra-team Orange vs. Black meet on Thursday, Sept. 8. With a combination of new swimmers and seasoned upperclassmen on both teams, it was a close competition between the two, however in the end Black succeeded. The team was split into two by th...

Swim Team Holds Annual Retreat

Swim Team Holds Annual Retreat

Anna Chuo, Reporter

September 8, 2016


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team held their annual retreat at Newk’s Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Though the activities there weren’t swimming related, they were still vital to the team as a whole. The retreat featured various team building exercises that required communi...