There are no waves in Heather Jackson's pool.
Despite a bit of adversity, the 17-year-old Imperial High School swimming sensation has dominated her competition this season.
Proof of that comes easily. All one has to do is look at last week. Despite the fact that the Tigers' team was short-handed, Jackson earned four individual wins for Imperial. In two meets with Southwest High, Jackson won the 200-meter individual medley and the 100 backstroke in both. She also was a part of teams that took the 200 medley relay in each meet.
"I was actually really surprised with how well we did," Jackson said. "We'd missed two weeks of practice and I swam really well for not getting in as many practices as I wanted."
The missed practices were due to a problem with the Imperial Valley College pool, where the Tigers train. The lack of a pool was not the Imperial swimmers' only problem. The team was also depleted last week due to spring break.