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By Dan Rudy 

Meet challenges swimmers, combats cancer


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Members of the local Swim Club gather poolside after Saturday's Crazy Big Swim event. Held in tandem with the Wrangell Island Masters Swimmers, the event was a nationwide meet held to raise funds for cancer research.

A good turnout was had at the "Crazy Big Swim" meet, jointly held by the Wrangell Swim Club and Wrangell Island Masters Swimming.

Of 36 swimmers registered to attend, 32 were able to make it to Saturday's meet at the pool. Masters coach Bruce McQueen said the meet was the first involving both the adult and children's groups since Swim Club was rebooted in 2012.

Swimmers spanning eight decades pooled together for the swim, which is a virtual meet associated with non-profit Swim Across America. Since 1987, the group has raised over $60 million for cancer research, treatment and prevention thr...

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