Stroke for stroke 

Swim season update 


Photo by Bethany Arnold

Sophomore Teagan Jones spreads her arms in the butterfly event while racing swimmers from El Dorado and Magnolia on Saturday Dec. 4, 2020. The Tigersharks hosted only two teams because of COVID-19 social distancing rules imposed by the University Interscholastic League.

Story by Logan Diggs, managing editor

The Texas High Tigersharks faced the Magnolia Panthers and the El Dorado WildCats at the Texas High aquatic center On Dec. 5 2020. Adapting to a constantly changing schedule along with a very uncertain future, the team as a whole has high hopes for the future and plans upon continuing their red hot season into their 2020-2021 state championships. 

Leading the boys team was senior John David Cass who won two individuals and was a key component of both the 200 medley relay as well as the 400 freestyle relay, placed first in both.

Being in a position of leadership as an upperclassmen, he has hopeful predictions for the rest of the season. 

“It’s definitely been a tough year in general dealing with everything COVID-19 related, however, we’ve been training abnormally hard due to how unsure the rest of our season is. Every swim meet could be our last and we use that mentality to motivate ourselves,” Cass said. “I feel that excellence is not an act but a habit. Therefore, sweeping the meet proved to me yet again effort put in practice shows during a swim meet.”

While the boys team displayed a very dominant victory over the opponents, the girls team was involved in more of a dog-fight like meet. Leading the girls team was senior Fezeka Barnes who won the 100 Butterfly along with the 100 freestyle. She also came in clutch by helping the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay take first. 

“The girls team did great considering we had a meet the day before and I feel like as a whole the girls are really coming together. A lot swam very close to their personal best along with setting new personal records,” Barnes said. “This meet has given me a lot of hope for the girls team competing at a high level leading into district.”