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The IWA Swim Team had one of its best seasons ever, with three broken records and six students competing in five events at TAPPS State–the most the program has ever had. Carson Chesnut ‘22 made a strong debut in her first year of high school athletics by breaking IWA’s school record in the 50m Free at TAPPS Regionals with a time of 26:31. Laura Cromwell ‘20 beat her own school record at TAPPS State in the 500m Free with a time of 5:50:41. The 200m Free Relay team of Eileen Evans ‘20, Laura Cromwell ‘20, Daniela Taboada ‘21, Carson Chesnut ‘22  also beat the school record with a time of 1:52:42.

More broken records for Swim at TAPPS State

The swim team did a great job at TAPPS state meet, finishing in the top 10 for each event that they competed in.  Laura Cromwell '20 broke her own school record by 7 seconds swimming the 500m Free at 5:50:41. 

Congratulations to all the girls and their coaches!

Swim Team breaks records at TAPPS Southwest Regionals

Congratulations to the IWA swim team for their performance at the TAPPS Southwest Regionals held in Mansfield, TX!  The following girls have automatically qualified to TAPPS state swim meet on Friday, February 8th in Mansfield, TX. 

Event: 50 Meter Freestyle 
Time: 26:44 (tied school record)
Swimmer: Carson Chesnut '22 

Event: 200 Yard Free Relay  
Time: 1.52:22 (beat school record)
Swimmer: Eileen Evans '20, Laura Cromwell '20, Daniela Taboada '21, Carson Chesnut '22 

Swim tryouts are next week on Tuesday, September 26th from  4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

The IWA bus will drop off students who are trying out to the University of Houston.  Parents are responsible for picking up their daughters at 6:00 p.m.

  • Location:   University of Houston Rec Center. 4500 University Drive, 77204
  • What to Bring:  one-piece swimsuit, goggles, cap, towel, and water/gatorade bottle.   
  • Tryout:  Quick warm-up in the pool, 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, 25 or 50 fly
  • Results: Swim Team Roster will be posted online on Thursday morning

There will be a student interest meeting next Wednesday, September 12th in the Matel Center at 3:30 p.m. Students who want to find out more about being a part of the swim team should attend the interest meeting. All scheduled practices for swim team are from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the University of Houston Recreation Pool. Tryouts/practice will begin September 17th. The IWA bus transports students to practice and parents must pick up at U of H.  Students must have all athletic forms turned into Coach Gonzalez prior to attending swim practice.

Practice Facilities

Our student athletes learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills while participating in nine different sports.

The Incarnate Word Academy Swim Team practices at the state-of-the-art University of Houston Campus Recreation & Wellness Center.  The IWA bus transports students to practice and parents must pick up at University of Houston.

University of Houston Recreation Center
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204


Erin Buckle '23
Ava Canales '23
Carson Chesnut '22
Eileen Evans '20
Julia Fisher '23
Anna Hartmen '21
Olivia Hill '23
Anna Sofia Jansen '23
Leila Khan '23
Pauline Lapat '20
Lauren Lee '21
Ruth Linbeck '21
Emilie Lynch '22
Marrisa Mason '23
Isabel Mejias '22
Tammy Phan '22
Anna Pruneda '20
Estreya Rocha '21
Brook Spivey '20
Sarah St. John '23
Sandra Tabaoda '21


Sharo Rodriguez, Coach

Kiarah Parralas, Coach