• Name: Oyvind Zahl
    Email Address: ozahl@wfisd.net
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    Profile: Oyvind Zahl

    Hometown: Lodingen, Norway
    Experience: 13th Season at WFISD

    Position: Head Coach Swimming, Wichita Falls ISD, PE teacher at Burgess elementary

    Alma Mater: Texas Tech University ‘95

    Oyvind Zahl was named the head coach of Wichita Falls ISD Swim teams in August 1998; He had previously coached in Olney and in Megargel, but not in swimming.

    Coach Zahl’s swimming experience came from youth program in Norway and he taught swim lesson at his Alma Mater Texas Tech University.  Coach Zahl came to the United States as an exchange student in 1986, and went to Monterey High School in Lubbock. After having to go back to Norway to finish High School Coach Zahl returned to Texas to attend Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech University Coach Zahl received his Degree as Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science.

    As the head Coach Of all the Wichita Falls High Schools including Burkburnett and Iowa Park, Coach Zahl swimmers have won 10 district championships,  he have had a handful of state finalist, and  9 swimmers that went on to swim in college.  Coach Zahl has also had 5 All American Academic swimmers in these last 13 years.

    Coach Zahl has two children Mia (13) and Erik (10). Coach Zahl and his family are active in sports and likes to travel.


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    Coach Zahl's Schedule:
    8:00-9:00       Pre-K
    9:00-9:45       Kindergarden
    9:45-10:30    6th Grade
    10:30-11:15  3rd Grade
    11:15-12:00  4th Grade
    12:00-12:30  Lunch Duty
    12:30-1:00    Lunch
    1:00-4:00 High School Swimming
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