Adam George is tagging pool walls.
After Thursday’s St. Clair County swim meet, the St. Clair senior will have his name written on the record boards four times on Marysville’s and St. Clair’s record boards.
Throughout the meet that was hosted at Marysville, George broke the Marysville pool and St. Clair program records in two relays and two individual races. While he breezed through the races in record time, it took him quite a bit to grasp the memorable day he had.
“It kind of hit me like a train after the meet,” George said. “At the meet it was like ‘Oh that’s pretty cool we hit those times,’ but when I laid down to go to bed it was crazy.”
With his outstanding meet, George is the Times Herald Athlete of the Week.
George’s two individual records came in the 100 freestyle (48.01) and the 200 IM (2:01.76). That 200 IM even impressed George himself as that time is a seven second drop from his previous best time.
He also teamed up with Kanon Brooks, William Oldford and Evan Wonner in the 400 freestyle, swimming to a 3:27.54. The 200 medley team of George, Wonner, Tristan Fraley and Christian Doenges also broke a record with a 1:44.68.
“It’s awesome to see,” first year head coach Marcus Cronce said. “I don’t mean this to sound cocky, but I saw it coming. It was just a matter of when he was going to do it and when we were going to break those records.”
Seeing George dominate in the pool isn’t a new feeling. He’s already hit the Division 3 state meet cut in the 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle, as well as the 200 medley 400 and 200 freestyle relays.
As the season grows older, George and the small St. Clair swim team look to brace themselves for a exclamation point to end the year.
“We just sat down and had a conversation with the team,” Cronce said. “I told them you should be looking to place at the top of the state … and we could place high.”