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ThunderBolt to swim competitively in U.S.

Local swimmer Emma Adamson will compete in NAIA after signing with University of Jamestown Jimmies

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ThunderBolt swimmer Emma Adamson has signed with the University of Jamestown Jimmies for the 2021-2022 swim season.

Established in 1883 as Jamestown College, University of Jamestown is a liberal arts university granting bachelor of arts, science, and science in nursing degrees, as well as master’s degrees in education and leadership.

“I am so excited about going to North Dakota to continue my swimming career,” said a jubilant Emma Adamson. “I am looking forward to becoming part of the team and continuing my education in nursing,” added Adamson.  “I picked the University of Jamestown because I really liked the coach and because of the smaller school size.”

“Emma continues the ThunderBolts strong tradition of swimming at university.  Emma is a positive influence on all her teammates and she carries with her a sense of pride and work ethic that I hope all ThunderBolt swimmers strive for,” stated a congratulatory ThunderBolt head coach John McLeod.

This will be the first year of the swimming program at the University of Jamestown.  It will begin competition in 2021-22. The University of Jamestown has hired Alexis Raasch as its first ever women's swimming and diving head coach.

“As a first year college team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics conference we will have a large focus on teamwork and performance.  We are really looking forward to Emma joining the team.  We will be counting on her to score well in the 50 and 100 freestyle events as well as a strong member of our relay teams,’ stated first year Jimmies head coach Alexis Raasch.

“I have learned a lot as a ThunderBolt.  It has taught me the value of being part of a team and commitment.  I am looking forward to contributing to the University of Jamestown Jimmies,” added Adamson.

“We wish Emma the best of luck in the future,” added coach John Mcleod.