Oxford Chargers Swimming
2019-20 Swim Team Tryouts have been set for Tuesday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Turner Center on the UM campus. All interested 6th-11th grade students must have active physicals which will be given for FREE April 24 for all students. Come out and take the plunge!
TUPELO, MS | October 27, 2018
The Oxford High School Chargers swim team finished off a succeessful 2018 campaign with a third place team finish at the MHSAA State Swimming Championship held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. Behind two team record performances, the Chargers finished in the top three in MHSAA for the second consecutive year breaking the 100-point scoring mark for the first time since 2010.
The Lady Chargers scored 62 points in the performance, narrowly missing out on the runner-up award (Ocean Springs) by five points. Highlighted by team record swims in the 200- and 400-yard Freestyle relays, Oxford had its highest girls finish since 2011. Julia Dennis led the way with second place finish in the Girls 50 Freestyle with a lifetime best 25.20 second mark. In the same race, Oxford became the first school in MHSAA girls history to see four swimmers advance to the Finals in the same event. Ellonor Maxwell, 4th, Kate Byars, 5th, and Caki Field 6th, rounded out the highest scoring event of the meet.
The Chargers quartet of Charles and Vance Byars, Will Carrington and Neil Cipkowski, also, finished 4th place but in surprising fashion. Behind three strong relay efforts, including Bronze in the 200 medley and free, the Boys unexpectedly moved up to fourth place on their side scoring 42 points.
SEPT 11, 2018 - OXFORD - The Lady Chargers (21-1, 13-1 Class II) celebrated Senior Night in a big way Tuesday night at OPC City Pool by knocking off Tupelo in claiming first place in the 2018 Oxford Invitational. Oxford notched 161 points in the win narrowly defeating Tupelo, which finished second, by 16 points.
Top honors went to senior Lucy Chiniche with a win in the 100-Free and second in the 50 Free. Freshman Julia Dennis highlighted a 1-2-3 Oxford finish in the girls free with a top time of 25.62 seconds. The 200 Free Relay team, also, claimed top prize with the quartet of seniors Kate Byars, Caki Field, Chiniche, and freshman Hannah Harper.
The boys team (20-2, 12-2) finished in second place in the 12-team field falling only to Tupelo. Junior Will Carington highlighted the night with a sub-minute 100 Fly earning first place. The underclassmen tag-team of Neil Cipkowski and Charles Byars continued their excellent seasons with personal bests and top three finishes. They were joined by Junior Vance Byars for second place finishes in the boys 200-medley and 200-free relays.
SEPT 4, 2018 - TUPELO - The Oxford Chargers opened up the 2018 campaign with a solid performance finishing second place on both sides in a 12-team field at the Tupelo Aquatic Center.
Highlighted by a win from Freshman Julia Dennis in the 50-Free and in the 200 Free Relay, the Lady Chargers amassed 133 points and narrowly lost to No. 2 Tupelo (139 points) in the closest meet since 2010.
Both teams move to 10-1 and 6-1 in Class II. Oxford returns to action Sept. 11 when it hosts the 2018 Oxford Invitaitonal at City Pool.