SWARM is the merger of South (Team 1130) and West (Team 957) Albany, two high schools that decided to put aside their rivalry and join forces in 2010 in order to create one amazing robotics team.
The West Albany High-School Team, formerly WATSON, started in 2002. Throughout their eight years they managed to win several prestigious awards, including the Chairman’s Award (now known as The FIRST Impact Award) in 2005 and the Woodie Flowers award in 2009.
The South Albany High-School Team, formerly The Phantoms, started in 2003. However it took a three year hiatus from 2005-2008. In their time they won several awards, including the Rookie of the Year Award in 2003 and the Team Spirit Award in 2005.
In 2012 SWARM robotics was in the alternate position for the Autodesk Oregon Regional.
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Overall Event Results
Team 957 was 24-19-0 in official play and 29-25-0 overall in 2022.
As a member of the Pacific Northwest district, Team 957 ranked 37 having earned 112 points.
PNW District Wilsonville Event
Team 957 was Rank 6 with a record of 10-7-0
PNW District Oregon State Fairgrounds Event
Team 957 was Rank 14 with a record of 6-8-0
Pacific Northwest FIRST District Championship
Team 957 was Rank 14 with a record of 8-4-0
OR Girls Generation
Team 957 was Rank 7 with a record of 5-6-0
2020 Scrappy Bot
Event canceled due to covid! Scrappy was a very capable little bot who never got it’sshot in the limelight. It had all the ability to do all aspects of the 2020 game.
2019 Robot Maggie
This is Maggie, our 2019 robot. Named after Margaret Hamilton, the software engineer for NASA’s Apollo missions, Maggie served us well during the 2019 competition season.
Wilsonville Week Two: Rank 15; 7-7-0
PNW Districts Week Five: Rank 22; 8-9-0
Girl’s Gen: Rank 16; 2-5-0
2018 Robot OTIS
Otis was the bot for 2018 during the “First: Power Up” game. He was a great bot, he could do almost everything except climb and the end game. The team placed 15th in the PNW District out of 154 teams. He also placed 19th in PNW champs. Overall, Otis was a very versatile bot that could compete at a very consistent rate that could keep up with any bot.
2016 the Killer Wasp
Overall Event Results
Team 957 was 7-17-0 in official play in 2016.
As a member of the Pacific Northwest district, Team 957 ranked 151 having earned 13 points.
PNW District – Wilsonville Event
Team 957 was Rank 34 with a record of 4-8-0
PNW District – Philomath Event
Team 957 was Rank 27 with a record of 3-9-0