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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell swimmers end season with a splash


April 13, 2017

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With coaches Bruce McQueen (seated) and Jamie Roberts (at right), Wrangell Swim Club concluded its first season at Ketchikan over the April 1 weekend. Swimmers making the meet were Jimmy Baggen, Paige Baggen, CeAirra Glaser, Trinity Glaser, Carter Hammer, Kayla Meissner, Hope Mikkelsen, Mercy Mikkelsen, Sophie O'Brien, Jack Roberts, Renee Roberts, Andrei Siekawitch, Nikolai Siekawitch, Rhiannon Wnezel, Kayla Young, Peyton Young and Sydnie Young.

Wrangell's junior swimmers competed in their fourth competitive meet last week, traveling to Ketchikan for the annual Spring Splash.

Still in its first year, the Swim Club sent 17 swimmers to the three-day event, which took place over the April 1 weekend. The USA Swimming-sanctioned meet featured teams from Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Sitka and Craig, with around 100 participants in all.

Wrangell's group participated in 71 individual events, and coach Bruce McQueen reported every swimmer posted at least one personal best time. Between them, they brought back 51 ribbons, which go to the t...

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