GREENFIELD — After spending his high school career contributing to Greenfield-Central’s successful boys swimming and diving team, Kody Garcia is heading to Olivet College in Michigan.
The graduated senior signed his letter of intent to swim for the Comets, an NCAA Division III program.
Olivet competes in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), one of the nation’s oldest collegiate conferences.
There, Garcia will swim for second-year coach Shea Davisson, a native of West Lafayette and a four-year letterwinner on the women’s swim team at the College of Wooster (Ohio).
Garcia, the son of Gil and Tammy, helped the Greenfield-Central Cougars keep their streaks alive this past winter in both the Hoosier Heritage Conference and in the postseason.
Coached by Mark Logan, the Cougars extended their winning dominance in the HHC by capturing a program-best fifth consecutive team title.
The team’s sectional championship at New Palestine High School last February marked its fifth straight. The Cougars’ depth scored a combined 482 points to win the title, leading the meet from beginning to end.
Greenfield-Central placed a swimmer in the top-three in every event. Garcia was among them.
As a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay, he teamed with Austin Payne, Christopher Joven and Zachary Cook to place third with a time of 1 minute, 34.23 seconds.
Individually, Garcia placed eighth in the 100 butterfly at 59.66, and he was fifth in the 200 IM, turning in a time of 2:12.01. During his preliminary heat, he came in at 2:11.84.