EAST LIVERPOOL OH- In all of sports, talent knows no age, and freshman Cole Long of Beaver Local is living proof of this adage. From the moment he stepped onto the pool deck, Long has dazzled spectators and competitors alike with his exceptional skill, unwavering determination, and fearless attitude.

Despite being a freshman, Long has wasted no time making his mark in the swimming world. With a confidence and maturity beyond his years, he has seamlessly transitioned into the limelight, embracing the pressure and expectations that come with competing at the varsity level.

Long’s list of accomplishments this year is nothing short of impressive. As the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) winner in both the 200IM and 100 backstroke events, he has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the pool. Moreover, Long’s dominance extended to the Buckeye 8 conference, where he not only claimed victory in the 200IM and 100 backstroke but also shattered the conference record in the 200IM.

As if his conference performances weren’t enough, Long has also made waves on the state level, earning qualification for the prestigious state meet in both the 100 backstroke and 200IM events. His accomplishments don’t end there – Long has rewritten the record books at Beaver Local, breaking four school records in the process: the 200 freestyle, 200IM, 500 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. Additionally, he holds the distinction of being the first Beaver Local swimmer to qualify for the state meet since 2008.

Looking ahead, Long’s future in swimming shines brightly. Despite his remarkable achievements this season, he remains focused on continuous improvement and is already setting his sights on making next season even better. Even with the state meet looming on the horizon, Long’s dedication to his craft is unwavering, as he tirelessly strives to elevate his performance and reach new heights in the sport he loves.

With his talent, work ethic, and passion for swimming, Cole Long is poised to leave an indelible mark on the Beaver Local swimming program and the broader swimming community. As he continues to make waves in the pool, there’s no telling how far his journey will take him. One thing is for certain – the future is bright for this rising star of Beaver Local swimming.

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