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Meade swimmers making waves

Rich Fairman:

Messenger Staff


 The Meade County High School Swim Team has been proving that they are one of the top teams in the area. Since the season started, they have been a force to be reckoned with. Last season the team watched four of their best relay swimmers graduate, which put a damper on this season relay hopes. The good news, this young Meade team has individuals who are making waves on their own.

 So far this season, the team has placed second overall at the Laker Fall Preview, where sophomore Kara Bewley also earned outstanding sophomore honors.

 “Kara has been improving each time she gets in the pool. Last season as a freshmen she set a new school record at regional competition in the 100 breaststroke, then went onto state to break her own record to set a new school record,” Head Coach Kelly Wilson said of her young swimmer. “She is still the lead in our region for the 100 breaststroke. I think she will have another great season this year.”

The team improved in their next meet which was the turkey trot held at Fort Knox, and their first home meet of the season.

 “Our boys’ team has been doing very well this season so far. I believe that this team will have more boys place individually rather than in the past where they would place as relay teams.” Wilson said of the boys team, “We lost a lot of experience last season with our four seniors graduating, so that has an obvious impact on this season’s relay team. We still have a relay team that will do very well, and we’re still in the process of figuring out the best combination to give us the best opportunity to advance during the post season.”

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