Swimming

Sophomore Hughes aims to excel in pool
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Parker Hughes ’19 competes in a freestyle event. By Camden Andl ’19 THE ROUNDUP Parker Hughes ’19 has been swimming since second grade and is one of the most prominent swimmers on the Brophy swim team. Hughes grew up in Jakarta, Papua New Guinea for seven and a half years, and had a very different childhood than the average Brophy student. He said that Jakarta was…
Swim team aims for 29th straight state title, seeks national championship
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 | Brophy swimmers leap into the pool to begin a freestyle race. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The swim team hopes to capture its 29th consecutive state championship this season and aspires to win its first national championship since 2005. The team is returning most of its roster from the previous season, hoping for personal growth and better times in the state meets. “We…
Swimmer Blake sets sights on Olympics, competing for Spanish team
By Chase Bayless ’15 & J.P. Hajjar ’16 THE ROUNDUP Swimmer Jack Blake ’17 officially acquired dual citizenship in Spain with the hopes that he will compete for the country’s swim team in the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. As a frequent visitor of the country and whose mother was born there, Blake said he felt comfortable with his decision and liked his chances of making the team. “I knew…
Swim website headline prompts AIA investigation of Brophy swimmer
By Garrison Murphy ’15 THE ROUNDUP In late October, Athletic Director Mr. Bill Woods received a phone call from the Arizona Interscholastic Association inquiring about swimmer Jack Blake ’15. Mr. Woods said he soon realized the call was part of an investigation of Blake and the athletic department over allegations of his “going pro,” meaning he accepted endorsements for his swimming – a move that could disqualify Blake from competing…