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Swim back in water for intrasquad meet

Coppell junior Claire Jiang warms up for the intrasquad meet on Nov. 21 at the YMCA. After Coppell High School was limited to virtual learning only for five days, the Coppell swimming team returned to action on Friday with an intrasquad meet at the Coppell YMCA.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager November 30, 2020

The Coppell swimming team jumped back into the water on Nov. 21 for an intrasquad meet. With some people in and some people out of practice, times differed from individual to individual. “It really...

Swimmers prepping for intrasquad meet before break

Coppell senior Krithi Medhuri competes in the girls 200-yard medley on Feb. 1, 2020 at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. The intrasquad meet will take place on Friday from 1:40 p.m. at the Coppell YMCA.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager November 19, 2020

On Friday, Coppell swimming team will have an intrasquad tournament at 1:40 a.m. at the Coppell YMCA.  Winning at the Trinity Dual swim meet and the Vaquero battle, Coppell focuses on improving individual...

Understanding mental, physical aspects of pacing, distance racing

Coppell junior Lane Jacobs stays ahead of a pack at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 4, 2019 at the course at Coppell Middle School West.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2020

Whether pushing off the starting block for a 500-yard freestyle or starting a 5K run alongside many others, distinct patterns emerge as long-distance racers compete using various strategies tailored to...

Coach’s Box: Conrad helping students find intrinsic motivation through experience

Coppell assistant swim coach David Conrad teaches Coppell sophomore swimmer Hudeep Mallipeddi and senior swimmer Sofia Simula correct foot position during practice before school on Tuesday at the Coppell YMCA. Conrad coaches the varsity II team, and it is his fourth year as a swimming coach. Photo by Nandini Muresh
Sapna Amin, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

David Conrad is an assistant coach for the Coppell swim team and teaches conceptual physics. With the mere mention of Conrad’s swimmers, his eyes glisten and a smile lights up his face After more than...

Coppell takes victory at the first swim meet of the season

The Coppell swimming & diving team hosted their first meet of the season, Trinity Dual, on Oct. 9 at the YMCA. Swimming with the home advantage was unexpected for the Cowboys, as the YMCA is a smaller pool.
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager October 17, 2020

On Oct. 9, the Coppell swim team hosted the Trinity Dual swim meet at the YMCA pool. Coppell won, with the mix of new and old swimmers.  “People really dropped some times,” Coppell junior Kaia...

Trinity dual at home first up for swim team

Coppell senior swimmer Cole Tramel competes in the boys 500-yard freestyle consolation finals at the Class 6A Region II Swimming and Diving Meet on Oct. 3, 2019 at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. The Coppell swim team will have its first meet of the season at 3 p.m. tomorrow against Trinity at the YMCA.
Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor October 8, 2020

As with all things 2020, Coppell’s first swim meet of the year will be held in unexpected conditions. This time, that means a dual against Trinity in its home YMCA pool at 3 p.m. tomorrow.  “Usually,...

Dontula overcoming asthma diagnosis in the pool

Coppell senior swimmer Ritesh Dontula swims breaststroke at the Ranger Relays on Sept. 28 at the SMU Robson & Lindsey Aquatic Center. Dontula was named the February NBC DFW Wingstop High School Scholar Athlete.
Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer April 3, 2020

Surrounding himself in the water, the only thoughts in his mind are to keep breathing and getting to the next wall. Shortly after his finger touches the last wall, the timing clock for his lane stopped.  Coppell...

Aiming for more

Coppell sophomore diver Yassin Helaly flips into the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports pool on March 2. Helaly moved to the United States last year in pursuit of a diving scholarship.
Nicolas Reyes, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

They went through weeks of undulating blue horizons and the smell of salt lingering in the air and crowded corridors and foul-smelling food, all so they could dock in Lady Liberty’s waters.  The...

Black History Month inspires athletes

Black History Month inspires athletes
Neveah Jones, Photographer February 28, 2020

Two Coppell swimmers advance to state finals

Coppell seniors Aurelie Migault (top left) and Johan Pretorius (bottom right) competed in the UIL Class 6A Swimming and Diving Meet at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin on Friday and Saturday. Migault finished 13th place in the girls 100-yard breaststroke and Pretorius placed 14th in the boys 100-yard backstroke. Photos by Sally Parampottil and courtesy @CoppellSports1.
Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor February 17, 2020

After only clinching the last spot in finals by just over half a second on Friday, Coppell senior Aurelie Migault entered consolation finals of the girls 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday with another...

Migault, Pretorius returning to Austin for state championship

Coppell senior Aurelie Migault competes in her best event, the 100-yard breaststroke (which she holds the school record for), and finishes with a state-qualifying time of 1:05.50 during the Class 6A Region II Swimming and Diving Meet on Feb. 1 at the Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. Migault and Coppell senior captain Johan Pretorious travel to Austin tonight to compete in the Texas State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center on Friday and Saturday.
Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor February 13, 2020

One year after then juniors Aurelie Migault and Johan Pretorius advanced to state (Migault for the first time and Pretorious for the second), they are both returning for the 2020 Texas State Swimming and...

Tramel claims three school records in breakout season (with video)

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer February 10, 2020

Eyes glance to the clock momentarily during the turns of the 500-yard freestyle at the District 5-6A championships at Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center. After the final lap is finished and his fingers...

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