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Diving in to a new season
McMinnville swim team looks to make big splash
Jalyn Mart breaststrokes his way to the other side of the pool during swim team practice on Friday. Mart placed first in the 13-14-year-old 100 individual medley at the first meet in Manchester.
McMinnville’s swim team has hit the water for the 2016 season and is looking to improve even more. Ages on the team range from 4 to 18 and the team has a lot of returning swimmers from the previous season.Coach Paige Northcutt had this to say about the team and what to expect this year.“We have 57 kids and they all have different abilities,” she said. “We have some who are just new to swimming but everbody on the team can go across the pool, which is a good thing and a requirement.”Northcutt added, “A lot of our kids know how to freestyle, breast stroke, backstroke or butterfly and some do 100IM, which is one lap for each stroke.”Northcutt pointed out some returning male swimmers who have made waves during the summer and have competed and placed in the past, including last week during a meet in Manchester.“Jalyn Mart won high point trophy last year at the championship meet and also placed first in the 13-14-year-old 100 individual medley last week in the Manchester meet.