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Swimmers set sights on district meet

Alex Fox plows through the water. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Alex Fox plows through the water. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

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With the district meet a scant week away, the McNary High School varsity swimming teams are taking it easier in practices in hope of claiming some surprise finishes.

“By having people that come in second and third and even fourth, we can shut the other teams out and get a good number of points to keep the meet within reach,” said Celt Jeremiah Hamilton.

“It’s crucial with districts coming up. It’s down to working hard, staying positive and being happy with how you swam,” added Kiona Briones, a McNary freshman.

Hamilton is hoping to make it to the podium in the 200 and 500 free races while Briones is looking to be a leader of the pack in the 100 breaststroke.

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