Rock Stars in Swimming

2022

Aqua Rocks placed fourth in class i state championship

The Aqua Rocks placed fourth in the Class I state swimming finals held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. We had some impressive individual performances as well: Gibson Williams took first place in both the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle, while Jack Mullins won the 100-yard breaststroke.  

2021

Saint Stanislaus finishes third in class i state championship

The Aqua Rocks finished third in the Class I state swimming finals held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The Aqua Rocks were led by Gibson Williams and Jack Mullins.  

2021

Freshman Gibson Williams Sets New School Swimming Record

Freshman Gibson Williams set SSC’s new record in the 100-meter fly in a meet against Picayune. Gibson’s record time of 57.03 beat the previous record of 57.19 set on October 28, 2017 by John Prikasky.

2020

Saint Stanislaus finishes third in class i state championship

Gibson Williams finished first in the Boys 200 Yard IM while the team of Mark Ray, Jack Mullins, Gibson Williams and Nicholas Toepfer finished second in the Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay.  

2016

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. 


1996

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

1993

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


1992

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. 


1973

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. 


1972

Saint Stanislaus Hosts Interscholastic State Tournament 

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


1971

Swimming Team Debuts 

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

Brother Ledet gives his team swimming instruction

1970

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