Four First Presbyterian Christian Academy swimmers qualified for the state meet after placing well at several meets throughout the swim season this year, according to first-year swim coach Jonnie Larson.
The Highlander swimmers will compete in the Georgia Independent School Association state meet Jan. 31 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
The swimmers who qualified are:
• Cousins Xavier McCartney and Mackenzie McCartney. Xavier McCartney, a sophomore and varsity swimmer, qualified in 50-yard freestyle (26.18 seconds), 100 backstroke (1:12.06), 200 individual medley (2:32.49) and 500 freestyle (6:13.15). Mackenzie McCartney, a sixth-grader and junior-varsity swimmer, qualified in the 50 backstroke (40.96) and 100 individual medley (1:30.33).
• Brothers Will and Jackson Magan. Will Magan, an eighth-grader and junior-varsity swimmer, qualified in 50 freestyle (29.69) and 50 backstroke (39.16). Jackson Magan, a sixth-grader and JV swimmer, qualified in 50 backstroke (41.38), 50 freestyle (32.86), 100 freestyle (1:10.47), and 100 individual medley (1:23.74).
The Highlanders have their next regular swim meet Jan. 10 in Atlanta.