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 have managed to win several prestigious awards, including the Chairman’s 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 have 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.