Rock Stars


Saint Stanislaus wins class i state championship

The Saint Stanislaus swim team dominated the pool and bested rival St. Andrews Episcopal to grab the top spot by more than 30 points. 


Coach Joe Gex, ’88, wins Coach of the Year Honors 

In 1996, Joe Gex, ’88, took over as coach, leading the swim team to a fifth-place finish in state and earning Coach of the Year honors.  His 1996 and 1998 teams won the Gulf Coast championship and took second place in South State. 

Joe Gex


Donald Sherrill, ’94, Wins State Title in 50-Yard Freestyle


Saint Stanislaus Swim Team Returns to Competitive Action 

In 1992, after the state sponsored swimming as a sport, Mrs. Leslie Thornton, a former Olympic swimmer, organized a Saint Stanislaus swim team. 


Saint Stanislaus Swim Team Ceases Competition 

Saint Stanislaus dropped the swim team because the MHSAA did not sponsor swimming as a sport, and some schools did not allow black students to participate in AAU events. 


Saint Stanislaus Hosts Interscholastic State Tournament 

Saint Stanislaus finished first in diving and third in swimming in the AAU-sanctioned state championship.


Swimming Team Debuts 

Brother Albert Ledet coached the first Saint Stanislaus swim team in 1970-71.   

Brother Ledet gives his team swimming instruction


Saint Stanislaus Builds Olympic-sizeD Swimming Pool 

Constructed in 1970 at a cost of $55,000, the Saint Stanislaus’s Olympic-size swimming pool on Bookter Street has been a blessing. Residents, students, summer campers, local children, and the swimming teams at Saint Stanislaus and Our Lady Academy all make use of the facility.

Rock-A-Chaw Champions  

2016  Class I State Champions 
1998 Gulf Coast Champions 
1996 Gulf Coast Champions