Swim Team Breaks Records At District


Elizabeth Robles, Staff Writer/Layout and Design Editor

On Saturday, January 19, the swim team traveled to Keller High School to compete in their district meet. Each swimmer competes in different relays individually or as a group. When competing they go up against 7 to 8 different opponents for the fastest time.

This district meet was not like any of the others, in fact, this was the best district meet they’ve had ever. Both teams (boys and girls) finished fourth with a total of 127 points.

“The top finishers were Taylor Bresnahan who took gold in 2 events and received the top female swimmer of the meet which is the first time that has ever happened for Azle swimming,” Coach Steven Griffin said.

At district 3 swimmers received medals and 5-8 received ribbons with 12 individuals and 4 relays advancing to regionals.  

“It’s absolutely the best success we’ve ever had in my 7 years of coaching the swim team and we are looking very good at regionals,” Griffin said.

It is vital for everyone to be on time or else they get deducted points which happened to them that Saturday but they still pulled through.  

“When you’re in a relay, usually before the relay starts everyone sort of has a panic attack about if people are there and you’re constantly making sure those people are right beside you,” sophomore Taryn Fischer said.

“It takes a lot of dedication,” said Coach Griffin as he described the practice hours. The swim team arrives at school at 6 a.m. and goes on a bus to Decatur to practice every Monday through Friday. There were many gold, silver and bronze medals given as well as many school records being broken. They continue to do better and better every year and their goal for next year is to bring home a district trophy. The next swim meet is regionals is Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2 at Mansfield.