The King’s Academy held its first-ever on-campus swim meet at the newly opened Full-Page Aquatic Center earlier this month.
While the school has had a swim team since 1972, and boasts a number of individual state championships in swimming, the school celebrated the meet with great excitement. A total of 56 swimmers competed in the inaugural meet, with TKA hosting rival Wellington High School.
“It was incredible to see this young team pull together and host our first meet here at our very own pool,” TKA head swim coach Katie Piccirillo said. “I’m so proud of how these kids performed, especially with so many members of the team being first-time competitive swimmers. I’m so excited to see what the rest of the season holds.”
The Full-Page Aquatic Center has a 10-lane, 25-yard-by-25-meter pool, with a 3,000-square-foot pool house. For competition purposes, the pool operates a hi-tech Colorado Timing System software with underwater touchpad sensors. The pool is used for swim team practices and meets, classes, the elementary intramural program, swim lessons, summer swim camps, adult fitness classes, lifeguard certification courses and more.
“We are excited to be able to host our own swim meets on campus,” TKA Athletic Director Adam Winters said. “Adding the Full-Page Aquatic Center adds another dimension to the development of TKA’s athletic program. We are blessed to have such a great facility on our campus.”
ABOVE: TKA swimmers Kirsten Tenore, Abigail Martin and Ashley Arrington.