Presley Alexander, a swimmer for City of Orange Swim Team, competed at the Regional TAAF (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation) Swim Meet in the Woodlands on July 14, 2012.

She earned a gold medal in the Girls 8 & Under 25 yard Butterfly with a time of 18.61 seconds and a silver medal in the Girls 8 & Under 25 yard Backstroke with a time of 20.29 seconds which advanced her to state on both individual strokes. Presley participated in the Summer 2012 TAAF Games of Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas on July 28, 2012.

Presley earned the bronze medal at state in her backstroke with a personal best time of 19.68 seconds. Moments later, she claimed the gold medal on her butterfly with another personal best time of 18.37 seconds.

All medalist from their individual states qualify to participate in Nationals next year. Presley is eligible to represent Texas on these two strokes at the State Games of America in Hershey, Pa. on July 31-August 4, 2013.

Presley is a third grader at Little Cypress Elementary School and is coached by Robert Perales and Sheena Walker. She is the daughter of Bruce and Jeannie Alexander, granddaughter of Ricky and Pauline Hargrove, and great granddaughter of Billie Colburn.

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