The Republic Tiger Sharks won 14 of 78 events at the Southwest Missouri Swim Championships at Drury University Thursday. The Republic team finished third overall out of nine teams competing in the “Public Pool” division. The Tiger Sharks were in contention for the championship, finishing with 531 points, just 24
One coach surmounted especially difficult obstacles to remain a part of the program. He’s Zachary Martin, a recent graduate of Republic High School and a swim team coach and mentor for 75 young swimmers for the past three years.