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Sweeton signs to swim with Sewanee
WCHS senior Ben Sweeton made in official last week signing with the University of the South where he will continue his education while competing in his favorite sport swimming.
WCHS senior and swim team member Ben Sweeton signed to continue his education at the University of the South, better known as Sewanee, as a Sewanee Tiger swimmer last week.Sweeton plans on majoring in English while he pursues his sport of choice in which he has excelled.“I’d just like to thank my teammates, my coach and everyone else who made this possible,” Sweeton said. “I’m very excited for what’s in store at the University of the South where I know I can thrive both athletically and academically.”Sewanee is located on top of the mountain between Manchester and Chattanooga, and with 13,000 beautiful acres on campus, there’s plenty of room for both an inside and outside experience in learning.Sweeton has been very successful during his tenure with the WCHS swim team, having competed at the state level for 3 out of 4 years. This year he qualified for the 100- and 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, and 100-meter butterfly.The WCHS swim team, which consists of five members, seniors Hayden Everett, Ben Sweeton, and Hannah Wright, junior Marlie Henegar and freshman Sierra Crowe, can easily slip under the sports radar.They are the high school’s team, but not regulated by the TSSAA. Jennifer Wright is the school sponsor, and their coach.