Franklin swimmers focused, gaining statewide respect

Watch a practice and you’ll get an idea of why the Franklin Community High School boys and girls swimming and diving program is rising to statewide prominence.

You’ll see 48 young men and women in a purpose-driven setting. The swimmers and divers are unified by team goals and system, but each is following an individualized training program established by head coach Zach DeWitt, assistant coach Garrett Surface and diving coach Josh Blackwell.

Two scoreboards monitor lap times. The water is cordoned off into three areas. The divers are in the southwest corner of the pool under Blackwell’s tutelage, working on the three springboards.

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