The Allstate Sugar Bowl Metro New Orleans High School Championship Swim Meet will be held this Friday (November 2) and Saturday (November 3) at the University of New Orleans Aquatic Center. The Metro Championship is sanctioned by U.S. Swimming and is hosted by Jesuit High School. This is the second year that the Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored this event.
The Sugar Bowl Metro High School Championship is the premier swimming event for high school athletes in the metropolitan area. The popularity and significance of the event exceeds that of the City and State championship meets as it includes the schools of all five classes of LHSAA, including Catholic, public and private schools - ensuring that the best swimmers compete against each other, regardless of classification. The meet includes schools not only from New Orleans but also from the Northshore and other metropolitan areas.
Last years Championships were a tremendous success with 32 schools and almost 500 individual swimmers participating. Teams from the Northshore, Southshore, Thibodaux, Houma and Morgan City joined the New Orleans participants.
Last years outstanding swimmers were Adam Klein from Rummel High School, J.B. Owens from Mandeville High School and Kara Kopsko from Fountainbleau High School. Record-breaking performances were turned in by Kopsko (200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly), Mandevilles Emma Levendoski (100 backstroke) and Mandevilles medley-relay squad.
Trophies will be awarded to the outstanding male and female swimmers, as well as the top three teams (men, women and co-ed).
The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through all of its year-round slate of events, the organization has generated over $2 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.