Jason Swan currently spends his time playing (and dancing) for the Savannah Party Animals professional baseball team. Swan recently returned to his roots at Rivertown where he played travel baseball for Creeks Baseball Club and spoke to one of our Riverhawk teams (CBC 12U Melcolm/Doyle) during their practice about what it takes to keep playing the greatest sport ever played. As he reflects back on his years playing youth baseball, he commented that some of the best baseball players during that time never really amounted to anything or got better because they didn’t put in the effort and hard work. “Their level of game stayed right there because they didn’t have the work ethic to keep working and developing,” Swan said. He told the boys he played on both A and B teams, “at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter. What mattered was that I was getting reps and getting better.”
Jason Swan is a fan favorite on the Party Animals team – completely dripped out on the field, switch hitting and dancing. Prior to playing professionally, Swan was an infielder for Georgia Southern University and majored in Sports Management.
Swan, who just returned from Cooperstown, NY shared his experience playing in Cooperstown during his 12U season. From the pin trading to the skills competitions, he prepared the boys for what he described as one of the greatest experiences in baseball. He also shared the importance of playing multiple positions which he attributes to helping him become the athlete he is today. Swan went to Georgia Southern University as a short stop but also played every position with exception of first base and catcher during his youth travel baseball and high school career, giving him a competitive advantage. Swan stressed the importance of getting good grades, being a good teammate and having a great attitude despite the many failures an athlete will experience in baseball. And like any good Riverhawk, he gave a nod to his mom and dad, John and Patricia Swan for providing transportation to practices, tournaments and always encouraging him which he says helped lead him to where he is today!
CBC Riverhawks are looking forward to watching #2 Jason Swan and his Party Animal teammates as they face the Savannah Bananas in March 2024!