Coppell Student Media

Swimming seniors leave behind medley of memories

Swimming seniors leave behind medley of memories

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

May 18, 2019

Four years of swimming for Coppell High School has left varsity seniors Yue Taira, Emil Aaltonen, Matthew Rodman, Rithvik Gunda and Elieser Gonzalez with time to reflect upon, from what they have done to what they are leaving behind. As the last class to have witnessed both former coach Rick Whitt...

Coppell swimmers snatch streak, “Golden Boot” from J.J. Pearce

Coppell swimmers snatch streak, “Golden Boot” from J.J. Pearce

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

Coppell senior swimmer Elieser Gonzalez clutched the trophy, dubbed the “Golden Boot”, as the rest of the high school swim team cheer around him in excitement after its victory against Richardson team J.J. Pearce. The offseason meet took place at Coppell YMCA on Friday, preceded by two days of int...

Swim team to host three-day meet, aim to wrangle Mustangs

Swim team to host three-day meet, aim to wrangle Mustangs

Shivi Sharma, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The Coppell High School swim team hosts a three-day meet at Coppell YMCA from May 2-4 after school. The first two days consist of the swimmers scrimmaging against their own team members (an intrasquad meet) and the third day the team will compete against J.J. Pearce. The swim team has competed against Peace for...

Final stretch: Migault, Pretorius reach consolation finals in UIL state championships

Final stretch: Migault, Pretorius reach consolation finals in UIL state championships

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

February 17, 2019

Coppell High School juniors Johan Pretorius and Aurelie Migault traveled to Austin this weekend to compete in the 2019 Class 6A UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Both swimmers made consolation finals, with Pretorius finishing 12th in the 100-yard back...

Minnesota minnow to state shark

Minnesota minnow to state shark

Sally Parampottil, Co-Student Life Editor

February 14, 2019

To automatically qualify for state championships, a swimmer must finish in the top two places for his/her event in the finals at regionals. Coppell High School junior Aurelie Migault placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke.   A few hours later, she learned she had advanced to state anyway....

Pushing for personal best, Pretorius dives in with determination, discipline

Pushing for personal best, Pretorius dives in with determination, discipline

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Coppell High School junior Johan Pretorius set the Pinkerton Fitness Center pool record for the 100-yard backstroke in Texarkana during the TISCA invitational meet. The next day, he broke that record, beating his previous time.   He was not satisfied when he saw his time of 52.2 seconds. &...

Competition, appreciation, humor displayed at CHS swim team’s Vaquero Battle (with video)

Competition, appreciation, humor displayed at CHS swim team’s Vaquero Battle (with video)

Sally Parampottil, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Coppell High School’s swim team sent waves throughout both the pool and the crowds during their first intrasquad meet of the season at the Coppell YMCA. Parents and students spent the latter part of their Friday afternoon experiencing the competition, support and enthusiasm displayed by the swimmers. ...

Swimming and diving team building foundation for future success

Swimming and diving team building foundation for future success

Nolan Sanders, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

The 2017-18 Coppell High School swimming season ended with new district and school records,  including 24 swimmers qualifying for regional competition.   “This season has been really productive,” swim team captain Matthew Rodman said. “If you take where we were at the beginning of ...

CHS swimmers make a splash at district meet (with video)

CHS swimmers make a splash at district meet (with video)

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

From 6:30 to 8:45 AM, the Coppell High School varsity swim team has slaved away at the pool since before school started in August. Finally, their hard work paid off, on Friday at the District 8 swim meet. The regionals swim meet is on Friday, Feb. 2, at 3:00, at the West Side Aquatic Center in Lewisville,...

Moving from South Korea to Texas, Chang transitions from taekwondo to swimming

Moving from South Korea to Texas, Chang transitions from taekwondo to swimming

Farah Merchant, Student Life Editor

December 12, 2017

His legs hurt from pounding against the water, yet he continued to swim, thrusting his arms to gain a meter more. At that point he was so acquainted with the cool water that it had become his second home. But this was not the case a year and four months ago. When he was about 11, Chang moved...

The lone diver: Koshy brings national experience as sole member of CHS diving

The lone diver: Koshy brings national experience as sole member of CHS diving

Lili Lomas, Executive Digital Content Editor, Sports Editor

December 12, 2017

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Koshy has a section of Coppell sports reserved specifically for him. He is the only diver for the CHS team so he quite literally puts the “diving” in “Coppell Swimming and Diving”.   Not only does he uphold the name of Coppell diving but he repres...

Vaquero Battle swim meet unites CHS swimmers in fun competition

Vaquero Battle swim meet unites CHS swimmers in fun competition

Claire Clements, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017

Unlike most swim meets for the Coppell High School swim team, the CHS swimmers and their coaches were watching their teammates swim with bright smiles on their faces, rather than tenseness, on Friday at the Coppell YMCA, in the Vaquero Battle swim meet.   This meet, unlike most, was not a competitio...