DSHS swim team surprises at San Antonio Regional meet Reply

Team co-captain Hayden Baligad

Senior and team co-captain
Hayden Baligad
PHOTO COURTESY:
Jordan Adkins

Congratulations are in order for the Dripping Springs High School Tiger Swim team, and 1st year head coach Lindsey Rock. Both the Girls and Boys teams placed 3rd in the UIL Regional swim meet over the weekend in San Antonio.

“We were a ‘dark horse’ going into the competition,” said Coach Rock. “We were projected to finish in maybe 4th or 5th place.”

First year Tiger Swim head coach Lindsey Rock

Head coach Lindsey Rock
PHOTO COURTESY: Jordan Adkins

Several school records were broken during the competition. Sophomore swimmer Jordan Adkins also qualified for the UIL State championship meet in both the 200 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle events with record-breaking performances.

“There were several personal and team bests,” Rock said. “We’re very proud of More…

Meet Coach Lindsey Rock: Ready to roll with DSHS Tiger Swim Reply

Meet Lindsey Rock, a 34-year old California native who was named the 2012-2013 head swim coach for Drippings Springs High School, in the successful wake of recently retired coach, Andrea McCarthy. Rock says she is ready to roll with Tiger Swim, and the team is already off to a winning start.

DSHS athletes swam in their first meet of the year at Burnet’s “Hoot ‘N Holler” on Friday. Rock’s Tiger Swim team won it all, including Invitational Champion awards for the Girls and Boys teams, and the Overall Champion trophy for DSHS. The six other schools competing were Hays, Kyle Lehman, Burnet, San Marcos, Wimberley, and Austin St. Michael’s.

The Tiger team racked up a combined team score of 1,146; the next closest combined team score was 569 points for San Marcos High School. Hays came in 3rd, Wimberley 4th, Kyle Lehman 5th, Austin St. Michael’s 6th, with Burnet placing 7th.

Coach Rock said the meet was a “strong indicator of things to come.” Here’s what else the new coach had to say about the team, her background, and her view of the future for Tiger Swim:

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO TEXAS? HOW DO YOU LIKE IT SO FAR?

I lived in California my whole life, and wanted to try something new.  What’s the point of having wings if you don’t fly?  I moved here in February, and I love it so far!  Best decision of my life.  I have grown as a person in so many ways and am very happy in Texas.

WHAT IS YOUR NEW ROLE WITH THE DSISD?

I am an instructional aide at the middle school for the FOCUS program, working with behavior kids.  I am also the head boys & girls swim coach for the More…