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By Dan Rudy 

Junior Olympians cap off Wrangell's first swim season


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Nikolai Siekowitch, Jack and Renee Roberts, and Kayla Meissner all gather for a group photo during the Alaska Junior Olympics in Anchorage last weekend.

Wrangell Swim Club sent four of its junior swimmers to the Alaska Junior Olympics last weekend.

Nearly 500 swimmers in 27 teams from around the state made their way to Anchorage's Bartlett High School for the meet. Among them were Kayla Meissner, Jack and Renee Roberts, and Nikolai Siekawitch from Wrangell, all of whom together qualified to compete in 22 different events.

Swim coach Bruce McQueen explained the Junior Olympics is the state's foremost championship for teenagers and younger swimmers. In order to participate, swimmers have to qualify with speedy finishes at various meets held d...

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