Gainesville, Atlanta ( the Times): Swimming has provided Jacob Nguyen with a useful outlet for boundless energy since he was 11.
Now, it’s wrapping up with a chance to swim against the state’s best at the GHSA championship meet, starting Thursday at Georgia Tech.
A Gainesville High senior, Nguyen will go up against the best in the state’s highest classification in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle, along with the four-person 200-yard freestyle and 200-medley relay.
“Hopefully, I’ll be able to place in the top 20,” Nguyen said.
e credits the instruction given through the Lanier Aquatics Club for success in the pool.
Qualifying for the state meet in two individual events, along with a pair of relays, only tells part of the story about Nguyen’s success in the pool.
Nguyen produced state-qualifying times in seven events, but will participate in the maximum allowed by the state’s governing body for high school athletics.
Nguyen didn’t get into swimming because he saw it as a good fit, when he was in middle school.
His parents, Anthony and Natalie Nguyen, viewed it as a productive sports outlet for their energetic son.