MARTINS FERRY – Saying that Jarrett Bolinger introduced one of the vital embellished swimming races in Ohio Valley historical past might nonetheless promote him brief.
The Martins Ferry senior has a resume that features three state assembly appearances, eight particular person OVAC titles, 5 sectional crowns, and eight district-wide performances.
Bolinger is now prepared for his subsequent problem and can happen at Wheeling College, the place he joins a resurgent Cardinals program that may return to the water after a parenthesis of some years.
"I see myself as a fundamental part within the development of the brand new program" Bolinger stated. "Good lecturers and the chance to play sports activities on the subsequent stage actually drew me to Wheeling."
Bolinger put the ending touches on his grooming profession in February, taking part within the OHSAA Division II State Swimming Championships on the Natatorium Branin in Canton.
"I look again (my highschool profession) as very profitable" Bolinger stated. "It was fueled by laborious work and dedication."
Bolinger shone within the 100 freestyle, qualifying for the state rally at that occasion. He narrowly misplaced a spot within the state match within the 100 breasts.
Bolinger's aforementioned accomplishments included a few peak performances. His eight convention gold medals are probably the most a person can win, and his eight particular person district-wide swims additionally attain their most.
A trio of silver medals was included in his performances within the district, incomes him an computerized journey to the state assembly.
He was named the OVAC Male Swimmer of the Yr twice.
On the school stage, Bolinger will proceed to work freestyle and breaststroke whereas working with Daniel Murphy, the newly employed Cardinals head coach who had been an assistant at Nova Southeastern in Florida earlier than taking the job at Wheeling.
"I’m wanting ahead to working with my new coach and listening to his concepts to assist me enhance my photographs on the school stage." Bolinger stated.
Alongside together with his swimming profession, Bolinger was additionally a member of the Purple Rider soccer and monitor applications. He shined on the monitor within the pole vault, rating the regional on the occasion in 2019.
Removed from athletics, he was a part of the French Membership and a four-year member of the Staying Clear Membership.
Jarrett, who plans to specialise in secondary historical past schooling, is the son of Herman and Margaret Bolinger.