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En Route for Windsor!

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SWAT is busy as everyone packs for the Windsor Regional! Heading out tomorrow!

FIRST Stronghold revealed!

stronghold.pngThe game this year is so fun! It involves breaching defences, bombarding the castle, surrounding the castle, and scaling the castle!

Click here to checkout the game!

Meet Mildread XIV

Build season is over and our robot is ready for regionals! Meet Mildread XIV!


A New Challenge, A New Bot

Build season has officially started! Let the brainstorming and prototyping begin!

The Game Is On!

On January 3, FIRST announced the new game for 2015.

Click here to watch the game animation!

SWATposium Success!

A huge thank you to everyone who came out and helped make SWATposium ’14 a  success! To view the photos from this year’s event, go to Media -> Photos.

SWATposium ’14 Resources are OUT!

Sign up for your workshops at

Workshop descriptions available under SWATposium -> Resources -> SWATposium ’14

The 2015 Theme is Unveiled!

SWAT has officially unveiled its 2015 theme… and this year’s theme is… The Artist!

FRC Championships 2014

This year, SWAT had the opportunity to attend the FIRST Championships in St. Louis for their fourth year in a row. 10336590_705649009478073_8105228474699470185_nThe girls were extremely excited to enjoy some of St. Louis’s local attractions (such as the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis mall) before making their way to competition, but soon, it was back to work for our Girls with Wrenches.

SWAT was on the Galileo division with a few other Canadian teams. As always, the competition was full of excitement and action, as the girls worked hard to design and build a new intake arm – with some modifications to improve the previous model.
1510643_705648649478109_8360661492644032091_nThough they were faced with many tough matches throughout the competition, the girls definitely had a great time playing against some of the world’s best! SWAT also had a fantastic time at the 2014 RoboProm and of course, the FIRST Finale. Overall, Championships was a great way to end the 2014 competition season and our Girls With Wrenches are looking forward towards a summer full of outreach.10336803_705648032811504_4586941317812923104_n

Greater Pittsburgh Regional

From March 27-29th, SWAT attended the Greater Pittsburgh Regional at the California University of Pennsylvania; the girls were extremely excited to be going out of the country for their second regional of the 2014 competitive season. SWAT got off to a great start on Day 1, unloading their robot and passing inspection in record time; they worked hard to upgrade and finalize the shooter and intake functions, and used their problem solving skills to tackle all obstacles that stood in their way.1017037_703551396354501_2989350928888363674_nThe momentum and success continued on Day 2 of the event, with SWAT receiving the Chrysler Team Spirit Award and the girls managing to finalize their catapult design, shooting consistently and accurately into the high goal. By Day 3, Mildred XIII had an accurate high goal autonomous and a high-performance shooter and intake. SWAT was selected to be part of the 2nd seed alliance, and fought hard to earn themselves a place in the semifinals, where they were knocked out by the alliance that went on to win the event.

10312606_703551039687870_7079929799317722569_nDespite this defeat, all was not yet lost for SWAT at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional. At the end of the event, SWAT was honored to receive the Regional Chairman’s award, allowing them to proceed to World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. 10277463_703551603021147_5865908705589114730_n