Rockhill said he quickly challenged McCammon to not wait for 2020, but to target 2016.
McCammon has lofty goals for someone who first entered not knowing where to swim or dive after spending two years in gymnastics.
“When I walked in my very first day in seventh grade,” he said. “I sat at the other end of the pool, I looked over and (the divers) were just laying on the mats and I said that looks easier.”
He quickly found success came at the price of hard work and dedication.
“If I put this amount of time and hard work I want to make a statement,” McCammon said. “I worked hard to where I wanted to be. If you work hard you can get to where you want to be. That goes for all other athletes too, not just diving.”
Athletes of the Year This is the fourth in a series of five stories honoring the Herald Bulletin's Athletes of the Year for the winter season. Stories on the Girls Swimmer/Diver of the Year, Girls Basketball Player of the Year and Wrestler of the Year can be found at heraldbulletin.com/sports. Still to come is the Boys Basketball Player of the Year.