SWIM Moving to Weekday at SWOSU


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s interscholastic meet, which is Oklahoma’s longest-running academic contest, will be held on a new day of the week starting in 2007 on the Weatherford campus.

The meet, known as SWIM, has traditionally been held on Saturdays, but the next SWIM will be held on Thursday, March 29.

SWIM Director Todd Boyd said the university is looking forward to the change, made to accommodate requests from schools and counselors. And, by moving to a Thursday, it is believed there will be fewer conflicts with other activities.

“SWIM is considered by many around the state to be the most prestigious academic competition of the year,” Boyd said. “We believe this change will allow even more schools and students to attend our event.”

SWOSU’s meet, which began in 1914, attracted 57 schools and over 1,000 students at the meet in 2006. Westmoore, Watonga and Drummond high schools won sweepstakes awards at the meet.

Students compete in nine different categories of competition, including art, biological sciences, business, computer science, language arts, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences and technology.

Additional information about SWIM is available by calling the SWOSU Admissions & Recruitment Office at 580.774.3782.