4A and 3A districts having come to a close, it is now time for swimmers in class 1A and 2A to step up to the blocks for districts. As racing is set to begin this week, we have compiled a list of male swimmers to keep an eye out for in class 2A.
Kravchenko made an impressive showing at last year’s state meet. In the 200 freestyle, he placed second to then-senior Ethan Long. Having nearly 3 seconds separating him from the third-place finisher, it will be interesting to see if anyone steps up to race Kravchenko at this year’s state meet. Kravchenko also became state champion in the 100 backstroke last year, beating the rest of his competition by over a second.
Competing for Paxon, Watson has developed well over his high school career thus far. Watson placed first in the 100 butterfly at last year’s states, topping his second place finish from the previous year. In the 200 Individual Medley, he placed second last year, again raising his third-place finish from the year before. Watson is a senior this year and has committed to continue his swimming career at the University of Florida next fall.
Driscoll is a mid-distance freestyle specialist from Jesuit High School. Last year, Driscoll made a decisive win in the 500 freestyle, dominating the competition by nearly 5 seconds. He also placed third in the 200 freestyle. Driscoll will be heading to Duke next year to further his academic and swimming careers.
Last year’s 2A state meet was one where senior’s dominated. It will be exciting to see who comes ready to fill the legacy those swimmers have left behind.
Remember, just because you did not make our swimmers-to-watch list, does not mean we won’t be writing about you after states has come to a close. So, prepare well, get hyped, and blow us away!
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By Ryley Ober