So we’ve talked about different categories of swim team mascots or nicknames in our last blog, but where does your swim team’s mascot fit into the popularity contest? We evaluated the names of SwimTopia teams to come up with a list of the most common and most unique team mascots.
Most Common Team Mascots
Dolphins – 8.2%
Sharks – 7.2 %
Gators – 6.8%
Barracudas – 5.4%
Stingrays – 5.4%
Marlins – 4.3%
Piranhas – 4.3%
Hurricanes – 2.9%
Seals – 1.8%
Tidal Waves – 1.4%
Wahoos – 1.4%
Most Unique Team Mascots
At SwimTopia we have certainly come across some unusual mascots! Some of our most unique include:
The Tooele High School “Fishaloes”
Coach Mel Roberts told us the story of the origin of the “Fishaloe”: “When I first started coaching at Tooele in 1969, [Coach Roberts is in his 48th year coaching at Tooele HS] I wanted to come up with a unique logo for the swim team. Our school mascot is the “White Buffalo” so I had one of my students who was an artist draw a buffalo in the upright position with a fish tail on the bottom section. The team had a choice of what to call it, Fishaloe or Buffafish. They chose the Fishaloe and we have used it since then.”
The Cross Creek “Krackens”
The Sully Station “Super Sonic Transporters”
The Sully Station community pool is in Centreville, VA, just south of the Washington Dulles International Airport. Back when the Concorde flew they would have to stop swim meets during take offs and landings due to the noise. The team decided to take on the distinctive name of the supersonic jet.
Some of our more unique team mascots include: the “Feet”, the “Drowning Darryls”, the “Sea Monkeys”, the “Fighting Farmers”, the “Critters”, and the “Aquadillos”. Where does your team’s mascot fit on the spectrum?
Please sign in to leave a comment.