The Bulldog swimmers take to the water against all three Lawton schools.
The meet begins at 3:30 p.m. This is the last time the swim team will compete in 2015. The next home meet is against Harrah and Chickasha on the Friday following the Christmas break.
Class 5A’s number one ranked boys’ team is 13-1 on the season. The lone defeat was at the fins of Edmond North. Edmond is currently in a battle with Bartlesville for the top spot in class 6A. Only one point separates the two schools.
“The loss to Edmond reminded us of the work we still have to do,” said head coach Linda Wiginton. “Competing against high quality talent is the only way to get better.”
The girls team is steadily improving and coach Wiginton is pleased at how this team is progressing. “The girls are right where they should be at 9-4 so far,” said Wiginton. “I think they realize what can be achieved this season if they push hard the rest of the way.”
Wiginton has three workouts planned for the first week of the break and four planned for the second week.
The home swim meets have an added flare for the fans. $25 for one ticket or $100 for five tickets puts the fans in a raffle for each meet. The iPad was claimed by Hermina Nichols and the Apple Watch went to Stacey Louks. Louks is a former Bulldog swimmer who is yet to pick up her prize. It’s finals week at college and Louks is busy studying.
Today’s raffle winner will take home a cool $500.
A bonus for winning the raffle is each winner has their ticket put back into the raffle.
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