Sebastian Ortiz ‘20, Dylan Michaels ‘21, and Josh McLean ‘22 teamed for three top-two individual results while igniting valuable relay finishes in leading Eagle Swimming to a second consecutive TAPPS Division I state swimming championship at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio. The Aqua Eagles in the first season with head coach Van Jones [...]
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Shane Williams ‘19 raced to two individual sprint titles and anchored two critical relay results to lead St. Thomas to a commanding championship at the 2019 TAPPS Division I East Region Swim Meet. The Eagles leveraged quality depth in a convincing series of performances at the University of Houston to produce their fourth regional title [...]
John Miggins ‘17 captured two individuals events while Luke Pelletier ‘17 and Shane Williams ‘19 each added single victories, and the three contributed to strong relay results as Eagle Swimming debuted with an impressive performance in the season-opening dual meet with Bellaire. Miggins (2:17.34) paired with Pelletier (2:17.79) to produce the top two times in [...]
Dylan Michaels ‘21 and Josh McLean ‘22 established individual St. Thomas records to lead Eagle Swimming to a strong second-place finish at the TAPPS Division I state swimming championships in San Antonio. The two-time defending state champions received a rocket blast at the beginning as Michaels sealed the 200 yard medley relay to launch the [...]
Travis Zetka ‘18 and Shane Williams ‘19 fueled a record-smashing time in the 400 Freestyle Relay and contributed in five other valuable results to pace Eagle Swimming to a convincing second-place finish at the 2018 TAPPS Division I State Championships. Without winning a single individual event the Eagles leveraged superior depth for four top-four and [...]
Shane Williams ‘19 collected valuable second and third-place individual finishes and anchored two dramatic relay victories including the title-clinching final event as Eagle Swimming seized the TAPPS Division I state swimming championship - the program’s first-ever state crown in the second season with head coach Donna Skorupinski. St. Thomas set the tone for history early [...]
Dylan Michaels ‘21, Sebastian Ortiz ‘20, and Patrick Geaney ‘21 paced defending state kingpin Eagle Swimming to a dominant TAPPS Eastern Regional championship at the University of Houston CRWC Natatorium. The Aqua Eagles combined first, second, and third-place relay results with two individual firsts, five runner-up finishes, and superior depth in piling 179 points for [...]
Zetka ‘18 Blazes in Individual and Relay Wins to Pace Eagle Swimming to TAPPS East Regional Championship
Travis Zetka ‘18 raced to two individual victories and added a pair of blistering performances in anchoring two relay wins to lead St. Thomas to the 2018 TAPPS East Regional Championship at the University of Houston. Eagle Swimming racked 134 team points to easily outdistance St. John XXIII (114), The Village School (81) and Tomball [...]
Aqua Eagles || Dylan Michaels ‘21 and Josh McLean ‘22 Lead Record-Smashing Success for Eagle Swimming
St. Thomas Athletic Director Mike Netzel was searching for a creative and appropriate final stamp to Eagle Swimming’s unprecedented success achieved during the previous four years. The answer came with personal and emphatic updates to the program’s record board displayed in Reckling Gymnasium. Head coach VanArthur Jones and team members gathered as Dylan Michaels ‘21 [...]
The news floated through and beyond Granger Stadium, absorbed by a group of St. Thomas students and community members who viewed the information with their eyes, shared it on iPhones, repeated it aloud with their voices, barely believing it with their ears. “Seriously?” was the chorus singing to the verse when the latest raucous Round-Up [...]