swimming

Swim begins road to 30
Photo by Hunter Franklin’19 | Spencer Blanchard ’20 dives into the water racing against Hamilton along side Xavier. Sept. Thursday 15 2017 By Rory Cunningham  ’18 THE ROUNDUP This coming season, the swim team has set its goals for another state championship, but they also know all the pressure that stands in their way. Senior Tim LaFave ‘18 said that there is not a lot of pressure to continue the…
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…
Blake returns to Spain, competes before Olympic Trials
Photo by Michael Placenti ’19 – Jack Blake ’17 pulls ahead in 200m Freestyle at the home meet on Thursday, Sept. 10. Blake looks to do well this season, as he prepares to try out for Spanish Olympic team. By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP Brophy swimmer Jack Blake ’17 competed in Spanish nationals this summer, winning first place in the 50mm freestyle, and placing in the 100mm against other…
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…
Swim team looks to continue success
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Last year, the Brophy swim team set a record of 25 state championships in a row. This year they aren’t holding back. The swim team is one of the most successful sports at Brophy when it comes to state titles and championships. “The Brophy swim team has always been a powerhouse, not only in the state, but being nationally recognized frequently,” said swimmer…
Swim team looks to continue success
By Brendan C. Hinkle ’16 THE ROUNDUP Last year, the Brophy swim team set a record of 25 state championships in a row. This year they aren’t holding back. The swim team is one of the most successful sports at Brophy when it comes to state titles and championships. “The Brophy swim team has always been a powerhouse, not only in the state, but being nationally recognized frequently,” said swimmer…
25th consecutive state title caps off quarter century of swimming dominance
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP Brophy swim capped off their “Drive to 25” campaign this year with their 25th consecutive state championship. “It’s truly a culmination of 30 years of work,” said head swimming coach Mr. Patrick O’Neill. “We started in 1980 with the winning tradition that we’ve had, and we have lost it once in the last 32 years.” Since 1980, Brophy swim and dive has won…
Young swimmers make up difference as end of season nears
By Michael Ahearne ’14 THE ROUNDUP The Brophy swim team is making headway towards its 25th consecutive championship with many swimmers winning medals and setting new records. Brophy swim coach Mr. Pat O’Neill said he continues to be impressed by not only returning swimmers, but by some of the newcomers. “In the last couple of meets, we’ve had four, five of the young kids really step up and swim fast…
Brophy swimmers swamp state competition
By Roan Enright ’13 THE ROUNDUP Brophy remains the giant in Arizona high school swimming after winning their 24th title in a row Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa. Brophy ended up with a total of 412 points, almost doubling the second place team Mountain View who ended with 244 in total points. “We got such a strong team. Our strength is that we brought 19…
Swim team confident about season end

By P. Erik Meyer
THE ROUNDUP

Brophy swimming is undefeated thus far this season, having competed in six dual meets and four invitational meets which they all won by a large margin.

Six-year Brophy swim coach Mr. Pat O’Neill coaches 48 students on the swim and dive team.

“We do have three of four Stars of the team but the fact that we are able to have the success we have is because every single one of these kids put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into swimming and diving, and we are talking thousands of hours.” Mr. O’Neill said.