Afternoon rain storms couldn’t dampen the mood at Monday’s Terrebonne Parish Swim Meet at Bayou Black Recreational Pool in Houma.

Terrebonne High claimed both the boys and girls team titles in impressive fashion.

The Tigers won the boys title with 458 points, South Terrebonne was second with 289 points, and Vandebilt placed third with 265, followed by H.L. Bourgeois (206), Houma Christian (104) and Ellender (27).

The Lady Tigers took the girls title with 532 points, Vandebilt finished second with 423, and H.L. Bourgeois third with 261, followed by South Terrebonne (260), Houma Christian (101) and Ellender (4).

“They swam some of their fastest times of the season, which is exciting considering were going into the hardest part of the season,” Terrebonne swim coach Amy Williams said. “They had tough competition. They were really pushed in this meet to do the best they could.”

“They swam great. We had a long week of practice. They showed that they put in the work,” Vandebilt swim coach Anee Briglio said. “They got out what they put into practice last week. We need to continue that for the next month-and-a-half.”

Terrebonne had five first-place finishes in the boys events. Taylor Rice won the 200- and 400-meter freestyle, Rory John Bergeron won the 100-meter individual medley and 100-meter freestyle, and the Tiger also took the 400-meter freestyle relay.

Vandebilt grabbed first in the 200-meter freestyle relay; Benson McManus in the 50-meter freestyle, and Ban Cazayoux in the 100-meter butterfly. The Gators placed first in the 200-meter medley relay and with Noah Broussard in the 100-meter backstroke. DJ Antoine of H.L. Bourgeois won the 100-meter breaststroke.

“The boys do a great job of whatever in put them in they rise to the challenge. I only have 16 boys, but yet you would think I had more based on how they perform,” Williams said. “Rory John has taken on a leadership role with this team. No matter where I put him, he steps up, consistently wins his races, and pushes everyone else to do the best that they can do.”

The Lady Tigers' depth in swimmers proved to be the difference for the girls title. Elizabeth Peters and Alyssa Trahan finished first in the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke, respectively.

Vandebilt earned first in the other nine girls events. They swept the 200-meter medley, 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relays. Individually, Nancy Haydel won the 200-meter and 400- meter freestyle, AnnaLynn Haydel 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter butterfly, Madison Castell the 50-meter freestyle and Elise Folse the 100-meter backstroke.

“All the girls perform every week,” Briglio said. “AnnaLynn, Nancy, Maddie, Elise, I’m pretty they took first in all their events. They’re like that every week. I couldn’t ask for more out of those girls.”

“We have a good amount of depth. We’re able to completely fill all out events. They knew they had a chance to win if they gave 100 percent,” Williams said. “I’m really excited going into South Lafourche. This is a real confidence booster for them going into district and state. Having these wins – remaining undefeated on the girls side, just one loss on the boys side – they’re having a really great season.”