Local Pratt teen has joined a Hutchinson swim club hoping to ignite a swimming career that could lead to a college scholarship.
Pratt’s own Dalton Davidson has decided to continue his training for swimming with the Hutchinson Y swim club, with hopes to capture attention of potential college swim team coach- es.
Davidson said there are a couple colleges that would like for him to be part of their swim team, including Hutchinson Community College, so he is going to push himself harder than he have ever had to before.
“I hope to beat personal records and get into the best college swim team that is right for me,” he said.
Davidson has been part of the Pratt Swim Team since 2011. He will be a senior at Pratt High School this fall. He said he would really swimming with his Pratt squad this summer, but he believes that training in Hutchinson is going to give him the extra practice needed for him to achieve his goals.
Not only will he compete at a higher level, but the Hutchinson Y swim club will give him the opportunity to swim and compete year round.
The Hutchinson Y Swim Club has three groups. The blue squad, which is for beginning level. The aqua squad is a step up for more competitive swimmers. Finally, the gold squad is for the more experienced swimmers who have the greatest desire to compete and can commit the time needed to the sport. Swimmers are expected to spend 10 hours each week practicing.
Davidson said he is planning to come to some Pratt practices to help with the kids and also to cheer his former teammates. He is also planning to give swim lessons for those kids that will like to improve themselves for $10 per lesson. He would like people to know they can contact the Hutchinson YMCA for more information about their competitive swim program.