Jason Hallier – Swimmer Extraordinaire
Phalen Stuart-Berg, Reporter
May 15, 2012
Recently, the Crest was able to catch up with State-qualified swimmer, Jason Hallier, Coronado’s top Mustang swimmer. Jason has broken 5 of the school’s swim records, and has been a district champion in ten races during high school.
Jason has not only been a champion swimmer, he has participated mostly in all advanced courses during his high school career. He has set high goals for himself, both academically and athletically.
Hallier’s passion for swimming began when he was just a young boy, and has continued throughout his life.
“I was only six when I first started swimming,” Hallier said. “It started as just something to be involved in. But over the years right into middle school it started becoming more of a sport.”
Hallier said that by his middle school years he had stopped playing other sports to just focus on swimming. He started out small, just swimming for fun, but soon he developed a passion for the sport.
During his time at Coronado, Hallier has set several school records and won a number of district and regional meets.
“I’ve been a ten time district champion in races during high school,” Hallier said. “I was part of a champion team two times regional and three times district. I’ve broken five school records while I’ve been here and I’ve been to state.”
Based on his success at the high school level, Hallier is interested in swimming at the college level too, as long as it is the right school.
“Well, I’m undecided on swimming in college, but if I swim, I want to go to TCU to swim.”
Hallier has a few words of advice to aspiring young swimmers.
“I’d say don’t give up trying and don’t look for the easy way out of everything,” he said. “Always work your hardest and swim like it’s your last race, because before you know it, your last race will be over and you don’t want to have any regrets about what you could have achieved.”
Jason has broken five school records, in the two hundred freestyle, the two hundred individual medley, the one hundred butterfly, the one hundred backstroke, and the four hundred freestyle race. He has led an accomplished and amazing swimming career for Coronado, and we all wish him more success in his swimming future.