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Norton Qualifies For Swimming Nationals

One Grace Community High senior is hoping to make a big splash at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships this weekend.

William North qualified in the 1500 meter freestyle. According to his coach, he's the first East Texan to qualify in about a decade.

William trains twice a day for hours. 

"It takes extreme dedication," William said. "You have to get up, you have to get up at 5:15 a.m. even when you are dead sore and tired and don't want to get out of bed. You have to get up, get out there, get in the pool, the cold freezing pool, and work out and push through all the pain."

William will compete this weekend in San Antonio.
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