SWOSU Hosting 99th Annual Interscholastic Meet This Thursday


Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Interscholastic Meet (SWIM) is this Thursday, March 29, on the Weatherford campus, and 71 schools are registered from around the state to attend the 99th annual  contest.

The SWIM is one of Oklahoma's longest-running academic competitions for junior high and high school students. Students will take approximately 2,680 different tests, according to SWIM Director Shamus Moore.

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. Tests will run at 12 noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

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, Weatherford High School and Drummond High School.

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