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Westwood Horizon

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Westwood Horizon

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Westwood Horizon

Aquatics

The warriors and their family sit and attentively listen to the All State winners. Each family brought their own picnic table and food to minimize the spread of germs.

Warrior Swim and Dive Honored at End of Year Banquet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer May 7, 2021

On Saturday, April 12, the Westwood Swim and Dive team hosted their annual end of the year banquet. Due to some restrictions caused by COVID-19, the banquet this year was held outside and each family...

Sonny Wang 23 rockets to a first-place finish in his 50yd freestyle. Wang tied for first with senior Luke Prior in a time of 20.56.

Varsity Swimming Excels at State Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer March 10, 2021

The varsity swim team competed in the State Championships over the last few weeks. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the boys competed on Friday, Feb. 26 and the girls followed along a few weeks later, competing...

Racing to a new best time by over four seconds, Arsh Gupta 23 finishes his 200IM. With new rules implemented this year, each swimmer only had one attempt to advance to Regionals.

Swim and Dive Teams Star at District Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer February 15, 2021

The swim and dive team triumphed at the district meet on Thursday, Jan 21. The girls' team, the boys' team, and dive team all took home first place at the district championships.  This year, the...

KyAnh Truong 21 hugs an opposing swimmer after a race last season. Truong announced she will continue her swimming career at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Swimmer KyAnh Truong ’21 Announces Commitment to Duke

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer October 15, 2020

On Monday, Aug. 10, swimmer KyAnh Truong ‘21 announced her verbal commitment to Duke University.  Truong has been swimming since she was six years old, starting off at her summer league swim team,...

Shireen Gore 22 races the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, Sept. 25. Gore and her team in the 200-yard medley were able to place in first in this tri-meet.

Swim Team Prevails at Tri-Meet Over Cedar Ridge, Lake Travis

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer October 11, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 3, the varsity swim team competed at a tri-meet against Cedar Ridge and Lake Travis, coming in first by over 100 points.  “I’m so happy the team so far is undefeated,” Bria...

Shireen Gore 22 races the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, Sept. 25. Gore and her team in the 200-yard medley were able to place in first in this tri-meet.

Swimming Places First at Tri Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer October 1, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 25, the varsity swim team competed at their first meet of the season. Going against McNeil and Vandegrift, the Warriors finished in first place with 259 points.  “I thought the...

Caleb Farris 20 celebrates the 4 x 50-yard free relay victory and the fastest split in the field of 20.28. He is committed to swim Division I at American University in the fall.

Swim and Dive Team Place at Regionals, Take 13 to State

By Shreyush Shankar, Photographer February 6, 2020

The Swim & Dive Team competed at Regional Championships in Mansfield, TX, with prelims on Friday, Jan. 31 and finals on Saturday, Feb. 1. The boys' team placed second behind Westlake High School...

Sonny Wang 23 and Nathan Early 20 congratulate each other after the 100 meter freestyle. Wang came in second by a hundredth of second behind Early.

Swim and Dive Team Sweep at District Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer January 20, 2020

The swim and dive team prevailed at the annual district meet on Friday Jan. 17. The boys came in first against eight other teams, and the girls came in second. Collectively, the Warriors came in first...

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

Swimming Gets 2nd at AISD Invitational Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer November 19, 2019

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...

Benji Truong 21 takes a breath in the 100-yard breaststroke. Known for this to be his best event, Truong won his heat.

Swim Team Hosts Orange and Black Meet

By Victoria Novoa, Photographer September 24, 2019

The swim team hosted their annual Orange and Black meet on Saturday Sept. 21, where the team is divided into two smaller teams, Orange and Black. Although this meet is meant to help swimmers drop time...

The girls 200-yard medley relay team relaxes in the UT warm-up pool.
Photo Courtesy of Matt McBrearty

Swim Dominates at State Championships, Girls Place Eighth

By Stephanie Shih, Managing Editor February 22, 2019

The Warrior swim team took on the State Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. Although head coach Matt McBrearty took a total of 11 swimmers, the girls’...

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