VHS Swimmers Heading To State
Two Vidalia High School swimmers have qualified for the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Swimming and Diving Championship. The event will take place February 2-6 at Georgia Tech. In order to qualify, a swimmer must swim a qualifying time within the high school’s regular season. Senior Jackson Crawley has qualified in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. This is Jackson’s 3rd year qualifying for the State Meet. Last year, he placed 15th overall in the 50 freestyle. VHS swimmers compete against swimmers in AAAA. In AA alone, Jackson placed 3rd.
Jackson began swimming in Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's (GRPA) summer swim team season 7 years ago. He swam all four years with the high school team while staying active in GRPA during the summer winning many 1st place medals along the way. Junior Conley Brown has qualified for this year’s GHSA State Championship in the 50 freestyle. This is Conley’s second high school season and her 2nd year qualifying for the State Meet. She began swimming at the age of 7 and has competed for 10 years with GRPA’s summer team. Conley was the 2019 GRPA Class B girls 15-18 State Champion in the 50 freestyle. Both swimmers have trained with Coach Rob Hilton for the entirety of their career. Hilton has coached them in both GHSA and GRPA seasons.