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Diving into the unknown, student athlete proves the merits of hard work

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — They were the bad news bears of swimming. In fact, coach Alex Weidemann of Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas, says you can’t overstate their underachievement.

“Our goal every meet was to finish the race. Get across the pool,” Alex said. “Really, we measured our success on not getting disqualified.”

Because that was the standard, four years ago, Gerald Hodges made the team — perhaps the only kid to ever make a high school swim team without a clue how to swim.

“We had to get anybody, it didn’t matter,” said Alex. “He couldn’t get across five yards, let alone 25 yards.”

Eventually, he at least learned how to not drown, and even finished some races, albeit long after the other competitors were done and toweled off. Yes, he was that bad. Which is interesting, because on dry land, Gerald is a remarkable athlete. So why swimming?

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