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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Swimmers dive into new high school season


August 23, 2023

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The high school swim team, from left: Madelyn Davies, Johanna Sandford, Kalee Herman, Anika Herman, Andrei Bardin-Siekawitch, Alisha Armstrong and Jack Roberts. Teammate Nate Rooney is not pictured. Practice started Aug. 2 and the first meet is Sept. 2 in Sitka.

The whistle trills.

"50 freestyle! Take your mark!"

The athlete gets into position on the platform.

The horn sounds.

"Go! Let's go!"


With the reopening of the community swimming pool, the high school swim team was able to jump into practice and get their feet - and the rest of their bodies - wet for the upcoming competition.

As the swimmers finished up their practice sprints on Aug. 17, with coach Jamie Roberts monitoring their form, they began to cool down.

"It's especially important that you breathe a lot after you sprint, so your noses don't get tight tomorrow," she told the athl...

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