Firestone High School Freshman Swimmer Jackson Gallagher is the WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week for February 24th-March 3rd.
Jackson recently dropped 20 seconds off his personal best in the 20 IM in a meet in Canton for a time of 2:36.
"I knew I had a good time going , and I thought I had a chance at a personal best, but I didn't think I could knock that much time off,” said Gallagher.
Jackson is new to the sport, but he already realizes the work that must go into the pool to be a top-level swimmer.
"It is work, “ said Gallagher. “That is what surprised me the most. I like it, but a lot of work.”
Jackson has been a Boy Scout and is a volunteer at his church with college down the road for this talented ninth grade swimmer.
"To be able to swim in this great program is special,” says Gallagher. “I intend to keep working."