Coppell Student Media

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My happy ending: Why I am not continuing synchronized swimming in college

Coppell High School senior Lili Lomas performs a synchronized swimming jump at Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville. Lomas has enjoyed being a part of this sport for several years and is finding a happy ending to her career.

May 15, 2018

If I could pinpoint the moment I decided not to pursue synchronized swimming (synchro) in college it would be two years ago at a competition in Mesa, Ariz. as I clung to the pool wall staring at a Lindenwood University swimmer.   The nerves I had for my upcoming routine combined with the image of the swimmer’s swimsuit ri...

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

On Friday, Jan. 26, Coppell high school varsity swimmers competed at the districts meet. 24 swimmers have made it to regionals, which is considered a great improvement from last year.

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

Coppell High School senior Daniel Chang practices his butterfly stroke on Tuesday at the YMCA, where the swim team practices every morning. Chang transitioned from taekwondo to swimming at the start of his junior year.

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

Coppell High School sophomore Ethan Koshy practices diving off of the three-meter platform at Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville on Dec. 6. Koshy is the only diver on the CHS swimming and diving team and outside of school is on the No. 1 diving team, GC Divers, in the nation. Photo by Lili Lomas.

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...

Chlorine may make the water cleaner, but comes at price

Chlorine may make the water cleaner, but comes at price

December 18, 2015

Avery Davis Staff Writer @avery2018   Swimmers are used to the small amounts of chlorine used to kill the bacteria that would otherwise thrive in the public water of the pool. But as with anything, too much of the chemical can be harmful, even fatal. Students at Coppell High School belon...

Re-Opening ceremony to be held at Aquatic and Recreation Center

May 25, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer After months of construction and renovation, the Coppell Aquatic and Recreation Center recently reopened its doors. With state-of-the- art exercise equipment in the newly created fitness center and updates in their indoor aquatic center, the Coppell Aquatic and R...

Swim team attends district meet in Southlake

January 27, 2012

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer On Jan. 28, the Coppell High School varsity swim team will attend a district competition in Southlake. The meet is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and will be held at the natatorium in Southlake. The swim team hopes to score high in this meet and then attend the regional...

Coppell swimming places at North Zone Invitational

November 30, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor Coppell High School’s swimming and dive team recently took 10th place at the North Zone TISCA Invitational at the Lewisville ISD Natatorium in The Colony. 14 boys swimmers competed at the meet, with over 30 teams in overall attendance. The boys 400 free relay...

The annual fundraiser of “flocking” returns

November 9, 2011

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer The Coppell Swim Team's annual  tradition of "Flocking" is back! I noticed this when my neighbors were flocked, and the next night my house was flocked as well. Five years ago, the tradition of flocking began. At the time I thought it was kind of stupid; how does s...

Swim team’s annual fundraiser begins

November 4, 2011

By Caroline Carter Staff Writer Next week, it will not be uncommon to see yards of house in Coppell covered with pink flamingos. The CHS swim team will begin their annual Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser today. How it works is that the swimmers will place a flock of pink flamingos in front of a h...

New swimmer overtakes Michael Phelps as world’s best

September 14, 2010

Zeb White Asst. Business Manager, Staff Writer Bob Bowman, the swimming coach that helped Michael Phelps become an internationally renowned winner of 14 Olympic gold medals, no longer thinks that Phelps is the best U.S. swimmer. According to Bowman, Phelps’ American teammate, Ryan Lochte, has...

Chlorine levels put swim team at risk

January 12, 2010

By Ellen Cameron Staff Writer Sports are dangerous. Football is considered one of the most dangerous sports of all, given that head injuries happen like clockwork. Even golf is dangerous, given that golfers often go out in inclement weather with the equivalent of a lightning rod. What most people...