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Swim Club competes in Southeast Regional Championship


April 18, 2019

Courtesy of Jamie Roberts

Members of the Wrangell Swim Club participated in the Southeast Regional Championship last week. Pictured from left to right are (Front Row): Lucas Stearns, Andrei Siekawitch, Christina Johnson, Sophia Martinsen, Stella Buness, (Middle Row): Ashleigh Loomis, Alisha Armstrong, Rhiannon Wenzel, Paige Baggen, Trinity Glasser, (Back Row): Laura Helgeson, Renee Roberts, Jack Roberts, and Carter Hammer. Not pictured, but also members of the club who swam, are Jimmy Baggen and Nikolai Siekawitch.

Last week, 16 swimmers from the Wrangell Swim Club participated in the Southeast Regional Championship. The championship, held from April 5 to 7, was open to swimmers from the ages of 7 to 16-years-old.

According to Jamie Roberts, coach of the swim club, Wrangell's kids competed in 123 different swims. Of these, 86 of them were personal bests for the swimmers. Roberts also added, in an email, that the Wrangell Swim Club was the second largest of the seven competing teams.

"I was proud of their performance," Roberts said in an email. "Overall, the team was well prepared for the championshi...

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