Ten years ago, Dina Picou came to Franklin while her husband Dwain finished up his 30-year teaching career in Florida. While she began to coach the swim team, he taught his daughter who attended Franklin High School, to dive from afar.
“Dina would bring Jamie to Florida for a long weekend and we would practice her diving,” said Dwain. “When I finished teaching down there, I moved up to Franklin with my family and was able to coach her full-time. She became Franklin's first State Champion in diving.”
Now, almost ten years later, Dwain has a full diving team to work with. In fact, all but one of the divers from last year have returned.