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Former ASU swimmer coaches at Rio Olympics

A former ASU grad is coaching a swimmer from Haiti (Source: WALB) A former ASU grad is coaching a swimmer from Haiti (Source: WALB)
Jackson grew up in Moultrie as a diver (Source: WALB) Jackson grew up in Moultrie as a diver (Source: WALB)
Coach Wilburn Campbell (Source: WALB) Coach Wilburn Campbell (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A former Albany State graduate is in Rio coaching an Olympic swimmer from Haiti.

Tommy Jackson grew up in Moultrie where he was a diver. He's now coaching the first female from Haiti to be on an Olympic team.

Jackson attended Albany State University. That's where Coach Wilburn Campbell developed him into a swimmer as well.

Campbell says he was always a serious swimmer.

"He was a very serious young man, both in his swimming and his commitment to swimming as well as being what I would call a student of swimming," said Campbell.

Jackson has been texting his former coach from Rio. He tells him it's been a dream come true. 

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