Tiger Times

Senior Kaitlyn Rogers hugs her relay teammates as she finishes her last race as a Texas High Tigershark. The state meet was held February 15-16 in Austin, TX.

Make a splash

February 16, 2020

A question directed to the swim team, that would send serotonin to the brain and quickly trigger laughter for most, is the question, ‘What do y’all do during your off-season?’ Well this is ironic, simply because they don’t actually have an off-season. The Texas High School swim team, known as th...

Senior Joshua Oldham turns during his 200 IM at the Tyler Quad Meet. This is the only outdoor meet of the season, and give swimmers an extra time to qualify for Frisco Tisca times.

Tyler Quad Swim Meet

October 20, 2019

Lauren Potter prepares to throw a dive at the Regional competition.

It’s not all flips and giggles

February 24, 2016

As a sport at Texas High, I feel like diving is underrated. It’s more known as a blowoff class that you get into for your PE credit than the intensity it entails. There is so much that goes into the sport— there is a lot of flipping and twisting, ab workouts and of course, millions of belly an...

Diving into Texas

Diving into Texas

October 14, 2015

She adjusts her goggles as she surveys the unfamiliar faces around her. A new city, a new pool, a new practice. Her new teammates all look the same with their hair tucked away in their caps. They crowd her, each wanting the chance to talk to the new girl. Now, only a few months later, junior Ohemaa Bar...

Coach Eric Vogan explains a drill to swimmers during after school practice.

Season to go swimmingly under new head coach

September 28, 2015

"Go! Go! Faster!” coach Eric Vogan screams as the smell of chlorine surrounds him. With a clipboard in one hand and a stopwatch in the other, he yells at the swimmers, “Push it!” wanting nothing more than to see the kids win. After former swim coach Carl Auel announced his resignation Aug....

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New season, new captains

September 16, 2015

Things are changing for the swim team this competition season. Among the newest transitions is the election of the new captains: seniors Tyler Snell, Conor Diggs, Kristin McCasland and junior Katie Dusek. “Every year, towards the beginning, we take a day of practice to elect captains,” sophomo...

Coach Carl Auel demonstrates freestyle for the team. Auel announced his resignation on Aug. 21. File Photo

Head swim coach leaves Tigersharks

August 24, 2015

Twelve swim seasons have come and gone at Texas High School for veteran swim coach Carl Auel. Throughout his career, Auel has led the Tigersharks to win many district and regional titles as well as producing multiple state champion swimmers. However, his time with the Tigersharks has come to an end....

Junior Conor Diggs crashes through surface, chugging air, in Red River Shootout

Tigersharks finish fifth in Red River Shootout

November 18, 2014

The Tigersharks came in fifth out of 13 in the boys’ division while the girls came in fourth out of 14 at the Red River Shootout meet Nov. 8 in Frisco, Texas. This meet presented the Tigersharks with stiff competition, yet coach Carl Auel was still pleased with his swimmers’ performance. “Even...

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