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SWOSU Hosting 105th SWIM on Thursday

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host the 105th annual interscholastic meet (known around the state as SWIM) this Thursday, March 29, in Weatherford.

SWIM is Oklahoma’s longest-running academic competition for high school and junior high students.

Around 60 schools from around the state of Oklahoma are expected for SWIM that started in 1913.  SWIM has been an annual event with the exception of a couple of wartime years.

Taler Alexander, director of SWIM, said over 2,300 tests will be given in the academic competition. Tests will be given in the areas of fine arts, biological sciences, business, computer science, language arts and literature, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences and technology. Tests start at 12 noon.

Students will compete for individual awards but also for their respective schools. Sweepstakes awards in the school competition will be awarded in three different divisions. Schools with 600 or more students enrolled in grades nine through 12 will compete in Class I; 151-599 students in Class II; and 150 and less students in Class III.

Defending SWIM team champions are Southmoore High School in Class I, Weatherford High School in Class II and Drummond High School in Class III.