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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell fields first competitive swimmers in 14 years


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Fourteen members of the Wrangell Swim Club stand with coaches Bruce McQueen (at left) and Jamie Roberts (at right), ready to compete at Petersburg's "November Rain" meet over the weekend. The team collected 60 ribbons for their efforts, including 17 first placements. The meet was the first time since 2002 that Wrangell has fielded a competitive youth swim team.

Young swimmers traveled to Petersburg over the weekend to compete in Wrangell's first competitive meet in over a decade.

Fourteen members of the Wrangell Swim Club participated, out of 28 total, and joined swimmers from six other communities in the three-day November Rain Swim Meet. Aged 8 to 13, Wrangell's competitors participated in more than 90 individual events, which were organized by stroke, distance, age and gender. For their efforts, the team turned in personal best times in every event swam and returned with 60 ribbons.

In the USA Swimming-sanctioned event, 12 of Wrangell's 14 swim...

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