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Summer swim season ends with pair of tournaments
Micah Jones shows-off his trophy for the second highest individual points total on July 6 at the NGSL championship in Clarkesville - photo by Bob Christian
The Dawsonville Racers closed out the 2019 summer swimming season with back-to-back tournament weekends as the team took part in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) District 7 championship June 29 in Gainesville and then the North Georgia Swim League (NGSL) championship on July 5 – 6 in Clarkesville. The District 7 tournament is an all-day affair extending across 90 events with well over 100 swimmers ranging in age from 7-18. Dawson County faced off against teams from Jefferson, Oconee and Habersham counties as each team was rewarded points based on each individual swimmer’s performance. “Obviously, you are swimming as an individual,” Assistant Coach M.C. Thompson said. “But you score as a team and we always have some real strong swimmers.”