SWOSU Hosting Interscholastic Meet This Thursday


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual interscholastic meet (SWIM) is coming up this Thursday, March 27, on the Weatherford campus.

The SWIM is one of Oklahoma's longest-running academic competitions for junior high and high school students. The 95th annual SWIM is expected to attract approximately 1,500 students from 70 Oklahoma schools.

Event director Todd Boyd said tests will be given in the areas of art, biological sciences, business, computer science, language arts, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences and technology.

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 Mustang High School, Elk City High School and Drummond High School. Drummond has won three sweepstakes titles in a row.

SWIM has been a traditional event on the SWOSU campus since 1914.

Students who attend the day’s activities will also be able to participate in the 2K Sports’ third annual Major League Baseball video game tour that will be on the SWOSU campus that day. SWOSU is the only location in Oklahoma for the tour that is going to places around the nation. The tour highlights video games, music and sports.