Among the sports highlights at Granbury High over the years has been a consistently strong swim program.
And this season is no exception as they prepare for Thursday’s District 7-4A Meet at Wilkerson-Greines Natatorium in Fort Worth.
“Our chances are really strong,” said coach Nick Vollmer, himself a part of the Granbury swim program’s strong history and former state qualifier.
“The girls medley relay team of Sarah Spradlin, Rachael Rodgers, Corissa Decker and Hannah Morton should definitely make the region meet. They also have high chances in their 400 relay as well, and each of these girls have excellent chances in their individual races.”
Spradlin is entered individually in the 200-meter individual medley and 100 backstroke. Rodgers will compete in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Decker is entered in the 100 butterfly and 500 free, and Morton is in the 100 free and 50 free.
“They also have a strong group backing them and earning a lot of points in other races,” Vollmer said. “Though our girls team is small this year, if everyone swims like I know they can, then our girls have a great shot at winning district.”
The top six finishers in each event advance to the 4A Region II Meet Feb. 8-9 in Mansfield.
Along with Granbury, the district includes Aledo, Chisholm Trail, Arlington Arlington Heights, Boswell, Southwest, Western Hills, Wyatt and Glen Rose.
Vollmer figures Aledo and Western Hills will have the strongest contingent, along with his own.
“On the guys’ side, all of our relays have a great shot at regionals,” Vollmer said.
The boys medley relay features Triston Holderness, Blake Bergeman, Blake Ward and Clay Walters. The 200 free relay is Cole Rezsofi, Jacob Dimmitt, Chris Crowder and Tommy Wallace. The 400 free relay is Wallace, Rezsofi, Ward and Walters.
“We have a really strong boys team this year with a lot of depth,” said Vollmer.
Vollmer noted some individual events to watch are Bergeman in the 100 back, Wallace in the 100 fly, Walter’s 50 free and 100 free, and Ward’s 200 IM.
“While these guys may be the top in their events, we have several up-and-comers that I’m expecting to do really well and help lead us to a boys victory as well,” said Vollmer.
Not only is Vollmer confident in his team’s chances, he said they are champing at the bit to have a strong showing and confident in each other.
“We have brand new swimmers looking to place at the district meet, and that’s just awesome. Our seniors have been excellent leaders, and our top swimmers have all had some standout performances,” he said.
“This is going to be a fun meet.”
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