Bulldog swimmers advance to UIL regionals; Berg named Boys Swim, Dive Coach of the Year 

Adam Holland

La Porte High School’s varsity swim teams will represent the district in nine events at the UIL Region 5 Swim Meet after qualifying at the 20-5A meet on Jan. 30.  

Two student-athletes, meanwhile, won the district championship in their respective events while the head boys’ coach Jacob Berg was named as the district’s Boys Swim Coach of the Year and Dive Coach of the Year.  

To qualify for regionals, teams and individuals had to rank in the top four in their respective events. Fifth-place finishers were named as first alternates.  

The regionals are scheduled for Feb. 4-6 at Friendswood High School; regional winners will advance to the UIL state meets later in February.  

Regional Qualifiers 

  • Girls’ 400-meter freestyle relay 

  • Boys’ 200-meter medley relay 

  • Boys’ 200-meter freestyle relay 

  • Boys’ 400-meter freestyle relay 

  • Ben Tercero – 200-meter freestyle; *100-meter breaststroke 

  • Steven Ward – 200-meter individual medley; 500-meter freestyle 

  • Allen Bottego – *1-meter diving 

*District champion in this event