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By Dan Rudy 

Swimmers make finals in Juneau championship meet


Photo courtesy of Jamie Roberts

Siblings Renee and Jack Roberts and teammate Nikolai Siekawitch present their awards after last month's Alaska Age Group Championship in Juneau. Representing Wrangell Swim Club at the statewide meet, all three broke personal bests and placed in the top echelons of their events.

A trio of Wrangell swimmers went to Juneau last month to participate in the annual Alaska Age Group Championship.

Wrangell Swim Club shared lanes with 21 other teams during the mid-February meet, which drew qualifying participants from around the state.

Now in the club's second year of competitive participation, coach Jamie Roberts said her swimmers are starting to feel like seasoned athletes. Competitive meets of this size are quite fast-paced, with competitors in one event often taking a flying start over the heads of those in the previous event as soon as they finish.

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