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 [...]

By |2021-04-10T10:26:58-05:00April 9th, 2021|Athletics, Swimming|0 Comments

Two-Time Defending State Champion Aqua Eagles Place Strong Second at TAPPS State Championships

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 [...]

By |2021-02-12T12:00:48-06:00February 10th, 2021|Athletics, Campus News, Student Life, Swimming|0 Comments

Aqua Eagles Race to Second Consecutive TAPPS Division I Swimming Championship

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 [...]

By |2020-02-14T11:44:46-06:00February 10th, 2020|Athletics, Campus News, Student Life, Swimming|0 Comments

Defending State Champion Aqua Eagles Race to Fifth TAPPS Regional Title in Six Years

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 [...]

By |2020-01-24T18:53:37-06:00January 21st, 2020|Athletics, Campus News, Swimming|0 Comments

Senior Stories – Shane Williams ’19, Excellence and Ethic

Imagination and willpower were always the most important gifts granted Shane Williams ‘19. He applied the powerful pair in equal doses during a St. Thomas career marked by brilliance magnified by his own appreciation. “I love this school because of the opportunities for every student,” Williams says. “The gut-feeling to attend here was strong. That [...]

By |2019-05-30T16:19:05-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News, Swimming|0 Comments

Twelve Eagle Scholar-Athletes Charting New Courses and Extending Careers to Collegiate Level

With every end, a new beginning. Twelve St. Thomas scholar-athletes across six sports are the latest Eagles to relish their childhood dreams becoming a starburst reality. The opportunity born of skill, passion and serendipity to extend athletic careers to the collegiate level came during the spring for Tucker Alch ‘19, Zach Blice ‘19, Alex Jacobs [...]

Aqua Eagles – St. Thomas Seizes First-Ever TAPPS State Swimming Championship

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 [...]

By |2019-07-23T15:42:08-05:00February 9th, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Swimming|1 Comment

Eagle Swimming Stakes 4th TAPPS Regional Championship in Six Years

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 [...]

By |2019-07-23T16:26:22-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Swimming|0 Comments

Eagle Swimming Matches Best-Ever Showing at TAPPS State

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 [...]

By |2018-07-19T17:12:09-05:00February 12th, 2018|Swimming|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-07-19T17:12:11-05:00January 26th, 2018|Swimming|0 Comments
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