Will the San Antonio River ever be swimmable? KSAT Explains
The San Antonio River defines our community. However, few of us would ever willingly jump into the urban reaches of the waterway. It’s not, by any stretch of the imagination, as clean as the nearby Comal or Guadalupe. Why is that? KSAT Explains.
SWIMMING: Johnson’s Scott, Clark’s Stallworth headline UIL Class 6A State Championships
Highlights and reaction from the UIL Class 6A State swimming and diving championships in Austin, as Johnson junior Jada Scott claims her first individual title and Clark senior Lane Stallworth finishes second overall in the boys 1 meter diving competition.
SWIMMING: Alamo Heights’ Foote, Boerne Champion girls shine at UIL Class 5A State Championships
Highlights and reaction from the UIL Class 5A State swimming and diving championships in Austin, as Alamo Heights senior Connor Foote breaks a pair of state records and strikes gold in two individual events, while the Boerne Champion girls win another relay title for the second straight season.
SWIMMING: TMI’s Kitayama, St. Mary’s Hall’s Doehler dominate TAPPS Division II State Championships
Highlights from the 2022 TAPPS Division II State Swimming Championships, as TMI sophomore Emily Kitayama wins a pair of events to power the Panther girls to a repeat title, while St. Mary's Hall seniors Ethan Doehler and Kirsten Schlortt end their careers with a flourish at Josh Davis Natatorium.
HIGHLIGHTS: Connor Foote powers Alamo Heights to repeat at Region VII-5A Swimming Championships
Highlights and reaction from Bill Walker Pool, as high school swimmers from around the San Antonio area competed in the 2022 UIL Region VII-5A Swimming & Diving Championships looking to punch their tickets to this year’s state meet in Austin.
HIGHLIGHTS: Clark’s Croley, Johnson’s Scott headline Region VII-6A Swimming Championships
Highlights and reaction from Josh Davis Natatorium, as high school swimmers from around the San Antonio area competed in the 2022 UIL Region VII-6A Swimming & Diving Championships looking to punch their tickets to this year's state meet in Austin.
HIGHLIGHTS: District 29-5A Swimming Championships
Berths at the Class 5A Regional meet were on the line on Saturday morning, as area swimmers from Medina Valley, San Antonio Great Hearts Monte Vista, Great Hearts Northern Oaks, Cole, Southwest, Southwest Legacy, and Uvalde dove into the pool at NISD Natatorium for the District 29-5A Swimming & Diving Championships.
HIGHLIGHTS: Boerne Champion wins relay title at UIL Girls 5A State
Alamo Heights 1:50.87 200 yard Freestyle 9. Peyton Brehmer (Boerne Champion) 57.7559.00 200 yard Freestyle Relay 1. Boerne Champion 1:36.92 100 yard Backstroke 5. Elizabeth Walsh (Alamo Heights) 1:06.91 400 yard Freestyle Relay 3. @swimWACdive's Clark, Garcia, Ziemba & Brehmer combine to win the 200 yard Freestyle Relay at #UILState!
Comal ISD girls swim team competes, breaks records despite school bus burglary just before match
SAN ANTONIO – Thieves were proven to be no match for the Comal ISD Canyon Lake High School girls swim team this week. School officials say the team’s school bus was broken into and all of their belongings were stolen just before their regional meet on Thursday. The swimmers took a break from the pool for lunch, and their school bus was locked in the parking lot of the restaurant, the school district said. AdHowever, when they returned, they found one of the bus’ windows had been smashed and all of their belongings had been taken, according to Comal ISD. Though the bus was empty, our hearts are very full.”For leading her team through the crisis, head coach Kimberly Moses was named Coach of the Meet.
HIGHLIGHTS: Brandeis boys win Regional title, Clemens’ Sloan earns Swimmer of the Meet
SAN ANTONIO – On a night with numerous pool records and multiple double-event winners, the Brandeis boys swim team wins their first Region VII-6A Championship as area swimmers dove into Bill Walker Pool looking to punch their tickets to this year’s UIL State meet. FULL RESULTSEvents Champion Time 200 yard Medley Relay Reagan 1:34.27 200 yard Freestyle Luke Peterson (Churchill) 1:41.81 200 yard Individual Medley Kevin Cai (Reagan) 1:54.29 50 yard Freestyle Tate Sloan (Clemens) 20.86 1 meter Diving Marcel Mateos Salles (Reagan) 537.40 pts 100 yard Butterfly Jackson Stallworth (Clark) 49.80 100 yard Freestyle Tate Sloan (Clemens) 46.24 500 yard Freestyle Luke Peterson (Churchill) 4:34.60 200 yard Freestyle Relay Clark 1:25.16 100 yard Backstroke Evan Croley (Clark) 49.66 100 yard Breaststroke Kevin Cai (Reagan) 57.35 400 yard Freestyle Relay Clark 3:07.97MORE SWIMMING HIGHLIGHTS
FEATURE: Health Careers girls earn breakthrough moment, win first district title
SAN ANTONIO – Last year, the District 27-6A girls swimming and diving team title was decided by two points. The squad from Health Careers High School was on the wrong end of that differential and watched as perennial power Brandeis once again celebrated with a plaque on deck at Northside Aquatic Center. “We pushed ourselves as hard as we could.”One year later, Health Careers flipped the script. For the first time in program history, Health Careers had won the district title. AdRegardless of what the future holds, this group has left an indelible mark on the Health Careers program, and their accomplishments will live forever in the hearts and minds of everyone involved.
HIGHLIGHTS: District 18-5A Swimming Championships
SAN ANTONIO – With district competition beginning to wrap up in Class 5A, the action heats up at Bill Walker pool as swimmers from District 28-5A dive in for a chance to punch their tickets to this year’s Regional meet. GIRLS RESULTSEvent Champion Time 200 yard Medley Relay Champion 1:53.49 200 yard Freestyle Anna Hoskovec (Dripping Springs) 1:57.38 200 yard Individual Medley Tess Ziemba (Boerne Champion) 2:12.47 50 yard Freestyle Peyton Brehmer (Boerne Champion) 24.62 1 meter Diving Emma Haines (Boerne Champion) 330.70 pts 100 yard Butterfly Peyton Brehmer (Boerne Champion) 58.89 100 yard Freestyle Tess Ziemba (Boerne Champion) 53.67 500 yard Freestyle Anna Hoskovec (Dripping Springs) 5:14.47 200 yard Freestyle Relay Dripping Springs 1:40.01 100 yard Backstroke Caroline Proctor (Wimberley) 59.37 100 yard Breaststroke Peyton Grot-Lopp 1:12.70 400 yard Freestyle Relay Dripping Springs 3:42.13BOYS RESULTSEvent Champion Time 200 yard Medley Relay Dipping Springs 1:44.06 200 yard Freestyle Wes Balderas (Boerne) 1:49.80 200 yard Individual Medley Quinn Mauck (Dripping Springs) 1:58.29 50 yard Freestyle Aleksei Mason (Boerne Champion) 21.93 1 meter Diving Colin Breuer (Boerne Champion) 401.20 pts 100 yard Butterfly Brandon Burt (Dripping Springs) 58.42 100 yard Freestyle Aleksei Mason (Boerne Champion) 48.76 500 yard Freestyle Jackson Ledbetter (Dripping Springs) 4:56.89 200 yard Freestyle Relay Boerne Champion 1:30.87 100 yard Backstroke Quinn Mauck (Dripping Springs) 53.63 100 yard Breaststroke Gabe Hawkins (Boerne Champion) 1:01.93 400 yard Freestyle Relay Dripping Springs 3:19.39MORE SWIMMING COVERAGE
Reagan grad Zach Yeadon chasing Olympic dreams with transfer to Cal
We’re going to get some flights for you guys to ship home.”AdIn the immediate aftermath, Yeadon found himself in unfamiliar territory. “The first two weeks getting back hurt, trying to get that aerobic base back up after being out so long,” Yeadon said. “You have a level of understanding about your swimming that’s better than a freshman. That is certainly a positive sign as the calendar moves closer and closer to the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. The 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials will be held in Omaha Nebraska from June 21-28.
Olympians arrive in San Antonio for TYR Pro Swim Series
Olympic gold medalists have arrived in San Antonio alongside nearly 200 other Olympic hopefuls to compete in the TYR Pro Swim series. “The whole thing is a logistical challenge,” said USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko. All 200 athletes were tested for COVID-19 prior to arriving in San Antonio and were tested again, locally, by Community Labs. Both genders will be combined for the finals session, and athletes who do not qualify will not be allowed in the building. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will each feature two prelim sessions starting at 9 a.m. and one finals session at 7 p.m. Each session will be live-streamed on usaswimming.org.
Olympic hopefuls take important steps as U.S. Open concludes
USA Swimming’s nationwide U.S. Open concluded in the Alamo City on Saturday morning with 10 events, five each for both men and women across two separate sessions. Cox ran away from the field and posted a 2:27.55, the fastest time in the country by a full second. “It definitely felt like a morning swim," Cox said. It was a really great race there, and I was just happy to be in there with them and compete. Although their times were officially recorded as exhibition swims, the experience each garnered will prove invaluable for this season and beyond.
Olympic hopefuls take important steps as U.S. Open concludes
Olympic hopefuls take important steps as U.S. Open concludesPublished: November 15, 2020, 2:40 amTexas alumna Madisyn Cox dominated once again, posting a nation-leading 2:27.55 in the 200 meter Breaststroke on the final day of competition at San Antonio's portion of the U.S. Open.
Records fall on second day of U.S. Open in San Antonio
Texas Longhorn alumna Madisyn Cox led the charge in the women’s session. Overall, I’m happy with it.”Longhorns teammates Coby Carrozza (3:54.34) and Daniel Krueger (23.25) won the 400 meter Freestyle and 50 meter Freestyle respectively. There’s someone up there, and more than that, I’m just thankful to have [Texas women’s head coach] Carol [Capitani] cheering me on. “[The 400 meter Freestyle] was a pretty painful swim to be honest, tough to get through. For all other results from the U.S. Open in San Antonio, click here.
Swimming holes near San Antonio that are open despite coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered many things this year but luckily, there are still some swimming holes near the San Antonio area that are open. Krause Springs in Spicewood is approximately an hour-and-a-half drive from downtown San Antonio. Krause Springs - Photo courtesy Josie LugoSchumacher Crossing is located between Ingram and Hunt along Highway 39 and is about an hour-and-a-half drive from downtown San Antonio. Blanco State Park is a quick trip out of San Antonio, just an hour north of the city. McKinney Falls State Park is closer to Austin and filled with waterfalls, great swimming spots and places for camping.
Water safety: Put down your beverage and be within arms reach of your child
SAN ANTONIO – In Texas so far this year, 51 children under the age of 14 have drowned, according to the Miss Tristan Foundation. The nonprofit works with our KSAT community partners University Health System to keep parents informed on how to prevent children from drowning. We spoke with the founder of the Miss Tristan Foundation, Joe Byrd, who started the water safety nonprofit after his 2-year-old daughter Tristan drowned in the family’s home pool in 2016. It’s why Byrd urges you to be a water watcher when your child is in the water. Don’t be talking.”“And especially with a small child, be within arms reach.”He says to use Coast Guard-approved life jackets for young children who are not strong swimmers.
Water safety: Put down your beverage and be within arms reach of your child
Water safety: Put down your beverage and be within arms reach of your childPublished: July 31, 2020, 8:04 amEven at a community pool or pool party where there are a hundred people at the pool with multiple life guards— drownings have occurred.
Keep an eye on your toddlers splashing in the pool. Drowning is the leading accidental cause of death for kids 1 to 4
An average of 379 children under age 15 die in reported drownings linked to pools or spas each year, the CPSC said. Widening the scope to include young people under the age of 20, drowning remains a major threat, ranking as the third leading cause of death among that age group. Nearly 1,000 young people succumbed to drowning in 2017, according to a policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although drownings have long been a leading cause of death, childhood drowning rates have been more than halved in the last three decades. Most young children who drown in pools had only been left unsupervised for minutes or less, according to a CPSC study.
9 swimming holes near San Antonio that have reopened amid coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Many outdoor activities have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic but several swimming holes near San Antonio have reopened. The Hill Country is full of unexpected watering holes within driving distance of San Antonio that would be great for a daycation. Jacob’s Well Natural Area and Blue Hole are both in Wimberley, about an hour’s drive from downtown San Antonio, and are open for swimming. Krause Springs in Spicewood reopened May 21 and is approximately an hour-and-a-half drive from downtown San Antonio. Blanco State Park is a quick trip out of San Antonio, just an hour north of the city.
Smithson Valley’s Hunt, Nwaeze preparing for jump to Division I swimming
It is still the only medley relay in Texas high school swimming history to break the 1:31 barrier. This summer, Hunt and Nwaeze are following in his footsteps, as they both prepare to swim at the Division I level at Notre Dame and Iowa respectively. Combined with the crazy athletics that they have and the amazing academics that they have, it’s a no-brainer why I went there.”“I was already in contact with the coach,” Nwaeze explained. It’s the most I can do right now.”Smithson Valley's Amechi Nwaeze training at home in his own pool due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I can’t tell how I’m training.
Stunning swimming holes near San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – The Hill Country is full of hidden places to swim and cool off, including 10 unexpected watering holes within driving distance of San Antonio that would be great for a day trip. The first two, Jacob’s Well Natural Area and Blue Hole, are in Wimberley about an hour’s drive from downtown San Antonio. Krause Springs - Photo courtesy Josie LugoSchumacher Crossing in Hunt is also about an hour-and-a-half drive from downtown San Antonio. Blanco State Park is a quick trip out of San Antonio, just an hour north of the city. Guadalupe River State Park is less than an hour from San Antonio.
HS Swimming Recap: SCUC Invite
HS Swimming Recap: SCUC InvitePublished: December 4, 2019, 9:40 pmWith TISCA right around the corner, the intensity is ramping up for high school swim teams around San Antonio, and swimmers not competing at TISCA took the water with another chance for improvement Wednesday night in Schertz for the SCUC Invite.