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Congratulations, SWAC Seniors!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of SWAC’s graduating Seniors!  SWAC has 9 fantastic student-athletes who will be completing their high school careers tomorrow morning, and we couldn’t be prouder of any of them.  Annika Akins, Riley Anderson, Trey Cooley, Michaela Godfrey, Sami Hinkleman, Scott Hodson, Alyssa Luarde, Michael Nichter, and Bryce Warner will each be taking part in Homestead High School’s graduation ceremonies tomorrow at Memorial Coliseum.

 

This Senior class has contributed so much to SWAC, both collectively and individually, in AND out of the pool, and our team truly would not be in the great position that it is without the YEARS of hard work, dedication, and commitment put in by each and every one of these athletes (AND THEIR FAMILIES!). 

 

I know I speak for the entire coaching staff (past and present) as well as all of our younger athletes as I offer my sincerest gratitude for everything these student-athletes have contributed to our program and wish them good luck as they move forward into the future.

 

Please take a moment to read up below on SWAC’s amazing Class of 2018!

 

 

 

ANNIKA AKINS

Time on SWAC: 12 years

Post-HS Plans: Attending Winthrop University and double-majoring in International Business and Marketing

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society Member, HHS Academic Honor Roll (4 years), DECA State Finalist, 10th place at Fort Wayne Sectional Championships (100 Butterfly)

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: All the Detroit meets and giving my Senior Speech at Camp Crosley

 

RILEY ANDERSON

Time on SWAC: 10 years

Post-HS Plans: Attending Indiana University Bloomington and studying Political Science

Honors/Awards: 2-time NISCA High School All-American, 5-time IHSAA State Medalist, Junior National Qualifier, USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, HHS/SWAC Relay Team Record Holder, HHS Academic Honor Roll (all 8 semesters), 2-time Fort Wayne Sectional Champion in the 50 Freestyle

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Swimming at the IHSAA State Meet Freshman year

 

TREY COOLEY

Time on SWAC: 3 years

Post-HS Plans: United States Navy

Honors/Awards: 2-year qualifier/3-time Medalist at the IHSAA State Meet, USA Swimming Futures Qualifier, HHS/SWAC Relay Team Record Holder, SWAC Individual Team Record Holder

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Camp Crosley with the boys

 

MICHAELA GODFREY

Time on SWAC: 5 years

Post-HS Plans: Swimming at Ashland University and double-majoring in Business Administration and Marketing

Honors/Awards: National Honor Society Member, HHS Academic Honor Roll (all 8 semesters), 6 times individual top 8 at the Fort Wayne Sectional Championships, USA Swimming Sectional Qualifier

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Bus rides to the meets, winning Sectionals senior year   

 

SAMANTHA “SAMI” HINKLEMAN

Time on SWAC: 11 years

Post-HS Plans: Attending Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and studying chemistry (pre-dental)

Honors/Awards: HHS Swim&Dive Mental Attitude Award Winner (twice!), HHS Academic Honor Roll, 7 times individual top 8 at the Fort Wayne Sectional Championships, IHSAA State Meet Participant

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Dying my whole head purple for Sectionals and accidentally turning the entire end of Lane 2 purple also

 

SCOTT HODSON

Time on SWAC: 7 years

Post-HS Plans: Attending Purdue University and majoring in Mechanical Engineering

Honors/Awards: 2-time NISCA High School All-American, Junior National Qualifier, 100 Freestyle HHS/SWAC/Sectional Record Holder, National Honor Society Member, HHS Academic Honor Roll, 2018 Most Outstanding NFG Boy, USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, 5-time IHSAA State Meet Medalist (4-year qualifier)

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Senior year high school state meet   

 

ALYSSA LUARDE

Time on SWAC: 10 years

Post-HS Plans: Attending DePauw University and double-majoring in Art and Environmental Science

Honors/Awards: HHS Swim&Dive Coaches Award Winner, National Honor Society Member, HHS Academic Honor Roll (4 years), 7 times individual top 8 at the Fort Wayne Sectional Championships

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Winning Sectionals and cheering on the state teams   

 

MICHAEL NICHTER

Time on SWAC: 4 years

Post-HS Plans: Swimming at Rollins College and majoring in Biology (Pre-Med) with a minor in Spanish

Honors/Awards: HHS Swim&Dive Mental Attitude Award Winner, HHS Academic Honor Roll (all 8 semesters), 2-time top 8 finisher at the Fort Wayne Sectional Championships in the 100 Breaststroke

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Super Smash Bros nights with the team

 

BRYCE WARNER

Time on SWAC: 13 years

Post-HS Plans: Attending Indiana University Bloomington and majoring in Biology

Honors/Awards: HHS Swim&Dive Mental Attitude Award Winner, 3-time SWAC Top Male Swimmer Trophy Recipient, HHS Relay Team Record Holder, SWAC Relay and Individual Team Record Holder, National Honor Society Member, 2-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, 4-time Junior National Qualifier

Favorite Swimming/SWAC Memory: Placing 6th at the IHSAA State Meet sophomore year in the 500 Freestyle