Making Waves

10 swimmers advance to region finals, 1 heads to state

The 6A Region ll swim meet was held on Feb. 2 at the Rockwell Natatorium. Ten McNeil swimmers made it to A finals with one, Cameron Katzman, advancing to the State meet Feb. 16 in Austin.

McNeil has a wonderful history of having talented kids advance to [region], coach Johnny Foss said. “I am proud that we have done it again. They performed outstandingly and showed tremendous growth from where they started this season.”

Katzman will compete in two individual events – 100 and 200 freestyle – as one of the top 16 swimmers in the state. At the region meet his time in 100 were 41.16 and his time in the 200 were 1.41.78.

“I prepare for the meet by practicing hard over the summer and this school year ever since last year ended,” junior Cameron Katzman said.

This is his third time going to state.

“My goals for state are to represent my family, McNeil swim team, and all of McNeil in a positive manner,” Katzman said.

Here are the results from the regional meet:


  + Girls Medley Relay (Kayla Hess, Tori McMillian/Isabella Slaughter, Kaylie Pasquino, Kaitlyn Freeman)

  + Cameron Katzman – 100 and 200 Freestyle

  + Boys 200 Free Relay (Cameron Katzman, Ian Frey, Daniel Sim, Fox Pope)

  + Daniel Sim – 100 Breaststroke

  + Boys 400 Free Relay (Cameron Katzman, Ian Frey, Mauri Trevino, Fox Pope)



  + Boys Medley Relay (Tommy Shomper, Daniel Sim, Richard Konig, Ian Frey)

  + Allie Freeman – 200 IM

  + Mauri Trevino – 200 IM AND 100 Butterfly

  + Fox Pope – 50 AND 100 Freestyle

  + Girls 200 Free Relay (Allie Freeman, Isabella Slaughter, Tori McMillian, Alex Shamblin, Kaitlyn Freeman)

  + Tommy Shomper – 100 Backstroke

  + Girls 400 Relay (Allie Freeman, Lorretta Bates, Kaylie Pasquino, Ashlyn Seifert, Alex Shamblin)

“I feel super excited and ready to have fun at state,” Katzman said.