Three Madras club team swimmers qualified for state competition. Julian Hollingshead, and Colby and Shelby Anderson all earned qualifying times to swim at Mt. Hood Community College in Greshman, July 25-28.
Club team swim numbers have been dropping since former coaches Tim and Sara Nelson left, but Julian, Colby and Shelby have stuck with it and worked hard to be able to compete at a high level.
Only around 10% of kids qualify for state and the club team swims year-round, keeping times through USA and Oregon Swimming.
Ron Hollingshead, the father of Julian, has taken over practices until a swim club coach is found; in the meantime, he is volunteering his time with the swimmers.
The Madras Club team swimmers are also able to qualify for nationals and other swimming events after the state competition.
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