Providence High School senior swimmer Jack Edelson is
ready to go on the attack this season for the Panthers. With
fast times in the pool, Jack aims to score points all season
long, helping his team to many victories. The son of Greg
and Julia Edelson is a two time USA Swimming Scholastic
All American. Let’s go Beyond the Game with Jack to learn
more.

 
What are your top events and times?

 

“My top events are the 200 Freestyle (1:41:68), 100 Fly
(51.57), 100 freestyle (47.22) and the 50 freestyle (21.3-relay
split).”

 
When did you begin to swim competitively and why?

 

“I was 12 years old in 7th grade when I began to swim in the
year-round program at SwimMac Carolina. I loved swimming
and I wanted to participate more frequently.’

 
What are your top swimming accomplishments?

 

“I am a Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.
Qualified for USA Swimming Junior National Championships
in 50 Free and 100 Butterfly. I was on the 2016 Providence High
School boys 4×100 Freestyle Relay placed 3rd overall in States. I had the
fastest relay split on that team with a time of 46.7.”

 

What are your favorite swimming memories?

 

“The time I participated
in the Kinzua Country Adventure Race and swam
a 2 ½ mile open water swim after running a half
marathon with my dad’s company’s relay team.”

 

What are your goals for the high school season?

 

“I want to be a state champion in one of my events.”

 

Why do you enjoy school swimming?

 

“Due to the unique academic atmosphere at
Providence High School, my teammates and I can
relate to everyday school experience and therefore become
closer. It’s a great group of guys, all of whom I consider
good friends.”

 

How well do you perform in the classroom?

 
“I will graduate with 8 AP credits. I’m involved with National
Honor Society, German Honor Society for which I
tutor German students, and I sing in the Men’s Chamber
Choir.”

 

Are you involved in any community service
activities?

 

“This past summer I volunteered at a local Loaves and
Fishes Food Pantry and I also volunteer at my church’s
Room at the Inn program. My freshman year Spring Break
I went on a week-long Habitat for Humanity trip to work on
houses in SC.”

 

 

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