Swimming & diving: CCISD swimmers set for state meet
The Clear Lake girls will make the biggest splash at the University Interscholastic League Swimming & Diving State Meet with several swimmers in five events, but they're not the only Clear Creek ISD school set to compete.
Clear Creek, Clear Brook and newbie Clear Falls also hope to put athletes on the medal stand at the two-day contest that features the best of Texas public high schools.
ABOUT THE EVENT
• What: University Interscholastic League Swimming & Diving State Meet
• When: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19
• Where: Lee and Joe Jamail University of Texas Swim Center in Austin, 646 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin 78701 (www.uiltexas.org/swimming-diving/state/maps)
• Tickets: Students $5 and adults $10 per session, $25 all-tournament pass, $20 coaches all-tournament
• What's at stake: Team and individual state championships and medals
• Performers to watch: Clear Lake's Ashley Dow (Class 5A 100-yard backstroke, 200 medley relay), Casey Schneider (5A 100 butterfly and relay) and Madison Varisco (5A 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle); Clear Brook's Patrick LaBrode (5A 500 freestyle); Clear Creek's Samantha and Brooke Lera (5A 1-meter diving); Clear Falls' Cameron Kerr (4A 100 backstroke)
• More information: www.uiltexas.org/swimming-diving/state and www.tisca.org
• TEAMS: Clear Falls is in its first year and competing with only freshman and sophomores, and will be represented at state by Kerr, a freshman ... The Clear Lake Lady Falcons are coming off a Region 6 team championship, and they have a freshman, Varisco, in two events. The team also features senior leaders Dow and Schneider ... The Lera sisters, junior Samantha and senior Brooke, are together at state for the first time ... Schools can pick up team packets from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the UIL office at 1701 Manor Road in Austin (78722) ... The Friday, Feb. 18, schedule includes 5A swim warmup and diving practice from 8:30-10 a.m.; 5A swimming and diving preliminaries, semifinals and consolation at 10 a.m.; 4A swim warmup and diving practice from 3-4:30 p.m.; 4A swimming and diving preliminaries, semifinals and consolation at 4:30 p.m. ... The Saturday, Feb. 19, schedule has 5A swim warmup and diving practice from 8-9:30 a.m.; 5A swimming and diving finals at 9:30 a.m.; 4A swim warmup and diving practice from 2-3:30 p.m.; 4A swimming and diving finals at 3:30 p.m. ... The Woodlands boys and Kingwood girls won Class 5A team titles, and the Dallas Highland Park girls and Kingwood Park boys captured 4A crowns in 2010 ... No outside food or drinks are allowed in the swim center, which will be cleared after each session.
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