OAPSE Local 591 Member Trent Hunt and his wife, Stephanie, have encouraged their sons to be active and healthy since they were small children. That enthusiasm for fitness led twins Kingston and Solomon to jump in the pool at an early age to take swimming lessons.
Miles and miles and laps and laps later, the 15-year-olds at Eastmoor Academy, have made history as part of a district-qualifying 200-Yard Medley Relay team. Solomon and Kingston joined their teammates as one of only two African American relay teams to qualify for the district tournament. They turned in a time of 2:08.98 at the sectional meet to earn their place among the elite swimmers of Central Ohio.
The twins are interested in pursuing swimming in college, where they want to study marine biology. For now, they are making history in the pool and making their parents proud.
Trent works in preventative maintenance. His local union represents the Columbus City Electric and Boiler workers. Channel 10 in Columbus recently highlighted Trent’s twins as part of their Black History Month coverage, and you can see that story by clicking here.