Keep Calm and Swim On


Jeremiah Day’s first year as the Head Swim Coach for Pampa High School has been incredibly remarkable. In his time as head coach, the Pampa Swimming Team progressed to Regionals with one swim athlete, Ulises Chavez-Rojo, placing 3rd overall in the 100-yard freestyle consolation bracket.

Day honed his exceptional swimming skills during his four-year term of service in the United States Marine Corps. As well, before becoming the head swim coach for PHS, Day had previously coached in Borger and Spring Creek.

The PHS Swim team currently consists of nine students. Though they are in their offseason, the team is hard at work training for the next season. The team practices four times a week. Each weekly practice consists of two days of weight lifting and two days of swimming.

“We are focusing a lot on technique and fixing little things,” Day said. “I’m not pushing them to go super fast right now. This is when we try to grind out all the details so that way we can make them faster in the future.”

October marks the start of the swimming season with the first swim meet being late in the month or early November.

Under Day’s coaching, the PHS Relay Swim Team placed second in the District Swim Meet earlier this year. From there, the team progressed to regionals.

Day expressed his appreciation for all the help he has received during his first year as head swim coach.

“Cody Robinson has been very supportive,” Day said. “He’s helped me with a lot of the stuff I had to figure out as a first-time head coach.”

As well, the PHS Swim Booster Club has played a pivotal role in the success of the swim team.

“I’d like to thank the booster club for their support. They were able to help guide me in terms of financials and getting equipment for the kids,” Day said. “They have been really supportive and been at most of the swim meets cheering us on.”

The Pampa High School Swim Team will be hosting a car wash to raise funds for the team. The event will be on April 22nd in front of the Pampa ISD Administration Building at 1233 N Hobart St. from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.