Gettysburg’s Zach Tipton competes in the 200 IM during a regular-season meet. Tipton is ranked 17th in the event for the upcoming District 3 Class 3A Swimming Championships being held at Cumberland Valley High School. (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times).

They know they’re facing long odds to qualify for the PIAA Championships, but a quintet of Gettysburg swimmers is ready to give it all they’ve got to earn a spot this weekend at the District 3 meet at Cumberland Valley High School.

Just a few years ago that wasn’t the case.

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