High school swim team starts practice Aug. 4

Practice starts next week for the Wrangell High School swim team, which had its season cut short last year by pandemic restrictions. After a month of five-day-a-week practice, the team’s first swim meet is tentatively planned for the first weekend of September, in Ketchikan.

And although the team has put 13 or 14 swimmers into the pool in past years, “this year I might have only eight swimmers,” said coach Jamie Roberts.

Fewer students this coming school year is part of the reason, Roberts said. In addition, some swimmers also compete in cross country, which will run at the same time as the sw...


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