Starting the Swim Season off with a Splash Against the Cardinals

Next Thursday, October 28, the Westside Wolves Swimming and Diving Team will go against the Bellaire Cardinals. Despite already having had two intersquad meets, which were just to get people’s times and for beginners to understand how a meet is run before this one, it will be the first competitive meet of the season. It will be at Bellaire High School’s natatorium, located on 5100 Maple St, Bellaire, TX 77401. Athletes will arrive and begin warming up at 5:00, and the meet should begin around 6:00. Parents and spectators will be allowed to watch, but  expect there to be a $5 entrance fee.

Swimmers and divers will be dismissed at the usual on time on Thursday, but instead of going home, will make their way to the Westside Natatorium, where a bus will be waiting to take them to Bellaire High School to compete at their pool. Westside and Bellaire rotate natatoriums when up against each other, and this year, it was Bellaire’s turn. Bellaire’s pool comes equipped with 8 lanes and measures to be 25 yards, as well as two 1-meter diving boards. This swim meet is the first competitive meet Westside will take part in. Inside of HISD, Bellaire and Lamar are Westside’s top rivals in swimming, and all three schools always end up sending some of their athletes to Regionals and State at the end of the season in February. This meet with Bellaire is to set the standard of competition between the schools and to get a feel for how the 2021-22 swim season will play out.