SWOSU Interscholastic Meet Expecting 71 Schools This Thursday


Southwestern Oklahoma State University's annual interscholastic meet (SWIM) is coming up this Thursday, March 26, on the Weatherford campus, and 71 schools from around the state will be sending students to the contest. 

The SWIM is one of Oklahoma's longest-running academic competitions for junior high and high school students. The 96th annual SWIM is expected to attract approximately 1,500 students.

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, Watonga High School and Drummond High School. Drummond has won four sweepstakes titles in a row, while Mustang High School has won two in a row.

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