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PREP SWIMMING

Lincoln High to develop swim team for 2013 season

Would-be swimmers encouraged to try out
By: Staff Report
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Lincoln High is jumping into the Pioneer Valley League swimming competition this year and local prep swimmers are encouraged to try out.

Practice begins March 4 at the McBean Park Pool at 4 p.m. Practice will be held Monday through Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. with competition beginning March 15.

Initial practice will consist of stroke development and technique, racing strategies, breathing techniques, flip turns and endurance.

Each swimmer is asked to donate $150 to help cover the cost of pool heating and maintenance. Athletes will also need a workout suit, cap and goggles. They can be purchased at swimoutlet.com at discount prices. The estimated cost would be $65-$100.

The program will work with those students needing financial assistance.

Swim meets are Fridays at 4 p.m. running from March 15 until April 19. The PVL Championships are at Bear River April 26-27. The CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Meet is May 2-4 for diving; swimming trials for girls is May 9, boys May 10. The finals are to be held May 11.

The coach is Lori Stanley. Stanley grew up in Huntington Beach and was a high school swimmer.

She became a lifeguard at 18 and taught water sports to the Girl Scouts and the cities of Long Beach and Costa Mesa.