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Outstanding Swimmer

Jacob Bares/Lafayette High

The senior earned his long-awaited first career Division I title in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.23 as well a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly which he finished in 52.81 seconds. He also broke the Southwest Louisiana Swim League record in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:59.18 at the SWLA Top 24 Championship Meet. Shortly after the state meet, Bares committed to swim for the University of Utah.

THE TEAM

Brandon Bouy/Lafayette High

Double title winner at the SWLA Swim League Top 24 Championship Meet with victories in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

Logan Deshotel/Comeaux

Won the 100-yard freestyle title and finished as the runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle at the SWLA Top 24.

Austin Briggs/Westminster Christian

Earned the Division IV title in the 50-yard freestyle (22.94) and finished third in the 100-yard freestyle (51.84) at the state meet.

Michael de la Rosa/Episcopal School of Acadiana

Took first in Division IV in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.40) and second in the 200-yard IM (2:09.30) for the Falcons at the state meet.

Matthew Gurzi/Comeaux

Earned two runner-up spots at the SWLA Top 24 in the 50-yard freestyle (23.44) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:17.98).

Miguel Vasquez/Lafayette High

Also finished second in two events at the SWLA Top 24 meet as the runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle (51.15) and the 100-yard backstroke (57.26).

Everett Craddock/Lafayette High

Garnered a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (23.48) and a fifth-place spot in the 100-yard freestyle (53.39) at the SWLA Top 24 meet.

Chandler Bergeron/Comeaux

Another Spartan who finished third in the 100-yard butterfly (56.95) and seventh in the 100-yard backstroke at the SWLA Top 24 meet.

Gavin Armstrong/Opelousas Catholic

The Vikings’ top performer at the state meet won the Division IV title in the 500-yard freestyle (5:08.16) and finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.18).

Charlie Castille/North Vermilion

Garnered a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.14) and he finished fourth in the 200-yard IM (2:12.37) for the Patriots at SWLA Top 24 meet.

Jackson Courville/St. Thomas More

The Cougar finished second in Division II in the 200-yard IM (2:09.40) and third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.67) at the state meet.