New assistant coach for Highlands Dive Team is All American Diver

By Head Coach Steve Hott, HS Swimming and Diving

The Highlands School Swimming and Diving Team is pleased to announce the addition of 2x NCAA All American Stephen Julka to its coaching staff. 

Julka dove for Denison University and is the former Head Diving Coach at the College of Charleston. He achieved NCAA All American Status on both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard. One-meter springboard diving is 1 of 12 events at a North Carolina High School Swimming and Diving meet. 

Current members of the Middle School Highlands School Diving Team are 8th graders Margaret Cole, Conner Sadler, and Tate Wilson, 7th graders Trinity Faust, and Chase Kenter, and 6th grader Tucker Wilson.  

A Highlands High School or Middle School student does not have to be on the swim team to be on the diving team.  The diving team currently travels to the Asheville Jewish Community Center on a Saturday once a month to practice.

Pictured at the top of the article is the Highlands School Dive Team back from practice at the Jewish Community Center in Asheville. From left are Head Coach Steve Hott, Margaret Cole, Tate Wilson, Connor Hughes, ChaseKenter, Tucker Wilson, Trinity Faust and new Diving Coach Stephen Julka.

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