Cougars Make Waves
By: Ashley Hernandez, 12
Week of 11/14/16
Swimming to success.
The swim team competed Thursday, November 17 at Loos Natatorium against Hillcrest and W.T White High School. The Boys swim team defeated both teams with outstanding performances from senior captain James Curtis getting his personal best in the 200 freestyle with the time of 2.19 and sophomore Fred Wikelski getting his personal best in the 500 freestyle with the time of 7.28. James Curtis hit his best time of the year in order to prepare himself for the TISCA meet next month.
“I felt accomplished with my abilities, and what I put in at practice. I had a goal last night, and I wasn’t going to give up on that goal.” stated James Curtis.
The girl’s team won against Hillcrest however they were not so successful with WT White. The girls finished in second place with outstanding performances by senior Celeste Enriquez hitting her best time of 32.68 in the 50 freestyle and junior Ray Ann Adams getting first place in the 100 butterfly hitting the time of 1.32.
“It was really all about pushing through the last 25yards and not letting that Hillcrest girl pass me. My teammates were also jumping up and down cheering for me so I couldn’t let them down.” Stated Ray Ann Adams.
The swim team will compete next on Thursday, December 1st at Duncanville High School at 6:30 against Duncanville and Bishop Dune High School come out and support your cougars swim team.
Week of 11/7/16
The swim team competed on Tuesday, November 1st at Loos Natatorium against Creekview and RL Turner High School. The boys swim team defeated both teams with outstanding performances by senior Yosi and freshman Abel Fatahi both winning the 100 backstroke with a time of 1.00.43 and 1.00.45. Yosi Fatahi hit his best time of the season competing against his brother Abel.
“First time swimming at loos this season I haven’t been attending practice as much as I should, however I still did well. Also my team had nice results swimming in a faster pool and I had fun beating my brother in the last 25 yards” stated Yosi Fatahi.
The girls team won against RL Turner however they were not so successful with Creekview. The girls finished in second place with outstanding performances by freshman Naomi Arcega hitting 32.66 seconds on her 50 freestyle becoming the second fastest girl on the team. Also a great performance from Freshman Anja Cronjager hitting a 58.06 on her 100 freestyle beating Bryan Adams 100 freestyle record.
“The pool was faster which made it scary however I just swam my best and managed to do well, and my team also did so good I’m very proud of us and loved how we cheered each other on in every event.” Said Anja Cronjager.
The swim team will be competing Thursday, November 17 at Loos Natatorium at 6:30 against WT White and Hillcrest High School come out and support your cougars swim team!
Week of 10/14/16
White Rock Championship.
The swim team competed at the White Rock Championship on October 11th against Woodrow Wilson and Lake Highlands at Berkner High School. The team placed second combining both girl and boys points. The swimmers had to swim in a meter pool instead of a yard pool, which changed everyone’s time. Anja Cronjaeger 9th won both heats in the 100 breast stroke, and senior captain Gavin Walker preformed and earned many points in the 200 Individual Medley ‘IM’ preforming all four strokes beautifully. Also, the boys A&B 400 freestyle relay placed second and third out of the 6 teams.
“Since we swam in a meter pool instead of a yard pool I wasn’t as concerned with their times.” said Coach Enriquez.
The team will compete October 27th against Skyline and Spruce at White Rock pool at 6:30pm come out and support your cougar swim team!
Week of 9/19/16
The BA swim team competed Thursday, September 15 at the Knights of Columbus. The team competed against Bishop Lynch, and Mesquite High School. The whole team as one did great, however there were amazing performances from freshman Merritt Curtis, former swimmer Cj Passion, and Michael Hernandez with the best times of the season so far.
"Some of the best times left off from last season", said Coach Enriquez.
The BA swim team will be competing Monday, October 3rd at 5:30 with Garland High School at White Rock Pool. Come out and support your cougars swim team!
Week of 9/5/16
BA swim team is back at it again!
Thursday, September 8 the BA swim team competed in the Third Annual Green and White Swim Meet. The swim meet was full of regular events as well as some fun events for the older and new swimmers such as the t-shirt relay, water weight swim, and pool noodles. For instance swimmers had to put the pool noodles between their arms and legs and swim down the pool to pass it on to the next swimmer.
"This meet was a good start for all my swimmers can't wait to see what they got for the next meet", said Coach Enriquez.
The swim team will be competing Thursday, September 15 at the Knights of Columbus at 5:30pm. Come out and support your BA swim team.