SWOSU's 97th Annual Interscholastic Meet (SWIM) This Thursday


Southwestern Oklahoma State University's annual interscholastic meet (SWIM) is this Thursday, March 25, 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. For the 97th annual SWIM, students will take more than 2,500 different tests.  

"We are excited to host so many talented students on the SWOSU campus," said SWIM Director Shamus Moore. "It is a great opportunity for young students to see our campus for the first time."

Moore 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 Navajo High School. Mustang has won three sweepstakes titles in a row.

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