SHS swim coach Amyee Hargett inducted into Nebo Hall of Fame
Amyee Hargett swam for the SHS swim team in the 1980s. Following her swimming career in high school, she swam for Brigham Young University. In 2007, Amyee returned to SHS as head coach for both the boys’ and girls’ swim teams. She continues to coach the most successful swim teams in Springville High’s school history.
During Coach Hargett’s nine years, the boys’ team won seven consecutive region titles (2007-2013) with back-to-back state championships in 2008 and 2009. She continued with six more top-four finishes in the state including a third-time runner up, two other third-place finishes and one fourth-place finish. The boys’ team also won six relays at state. There were many successful individual swimmers during this time at SHS, with swimmers winning 11 individual state titles and back-to-back Swimmer of the Meet awards in 2014 and 2015. Three swimmers continued swimming after high school graduation at the collegiate level. Coach Hargett’s success was recognized by the other coaches in the state as she was voted Boys’ Coach of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2013.
During Coach Hargett’s career, the girls’ team had a successful run of its own. The girls finished in the top four at state in 2010 and 2015. They won their first Region Championship in over a decade in 2010. Through all this success, the girls’ team broke many records. In total, 16 of the 22 school records were broken under Coach Hargett. Some records were broken multiple times. Overall, Coach Hargett’s SHS teams have earned 101 state medals.