Green River Star -

By David Martin

Swimming faster and faster


October 31, 2019

Star photo by David Martin

Hailey Uhrig stands at the Green River High School Aquatics Center prior to practice Wednesday afternoon. While preparing for the upcoming State competition, she is also preparing for the USA Swimming Winter Junior Championships, which take place in December.

Hailey Uhrig's schedule is tight.

Most mornings start at 4:40 a.m., long before the sun peeks above the eastern horizon. Practice begins at 5:30 a.m., and is divided between three days of weight lifting and two in-pool mornings. After a full day of classes at the Green River High School, a second practice starts at 3:30 p.m., and ends at at 5:45 p.m. After dinner and homework, she goes to bed by 9:30 p.m., to do it all over the next day.

Hailey's dedication to competitive swimming has paid incredible dividends. She holds school records in two age groups and qualified for the state swim meet...

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