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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

SL swimmers return experience

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Could use more numbers

The good news is that seven new swimmers are on the Storm Lake girls swimming roster.

The bad news is that coach Deb Blanchard needs about 6-10 more swimmers on the team in order to be competitive.

"Numbers are a concern," said Blanchard, whose team opens the season Sept. 3 at Sioux City North. "Many of the teams we'll be swimming against this year have over 30 swimmers. Injuries are always a concern. We tend to have shoulder problems. I have the team doing a dryland workout before getting into the water each day, so I hope that will keep them to a minimum."

Storm Lake returns 10 letterwinners. They include seniors Megan Bishop, Billie Blanchard, Natalie Gamache, Ashley Gustafson, Allison Niday and Angie Hohneke; juniors Jessica Anderson, Emily Holliday and Matty Richardson; and sophomore Kyla Anderson.

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