By Dan Rudy 

End of summer clinic builds swimming skills


August 24, 2017

Courtesy of Shawna Buness

Participants in the 2017 Wrangell Swim Camp gather together for a group photo following Saturday's concluding meet. At the back, members of Wrangell Swim Club had helped the learning swimmers compete in the meet's different events. The two-week camp and meet were part of Parks and Recreation's summer youth programming, held in association with the club.

A two-week clinic for burgeoning swimmers concluded last weekend with a meet on Saturday.

The summer swim camp was put on jointly by Wrangell Swim Club and Parks and Recreation, and included about 16 youths. Including kids from as young as five to 12 years old, the hour-a-day sessions were meant to help build intermediate swimming skills for relatively new learners.

"The bulk of our kids were around nine or 12," said Jamie Roberts, who along with Bruce McQueen coaches the club.

Over the course of ten session, the students were introduced to lanes, improved on their kicking and arm coordinat...

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