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A great weekend for swimmers

For almost two decades, I have spent the Memorial Day weekend at the Canada Games Complex in Thunder Bay officiating at the Thunderbolts’ swim meet, which attracts swimmers from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba as well as across Northwestern Ontario.

For local swimmers, it is their one meet a season to compete in a 50-metre pool. The racing and strategy is much different that in the shorter 25-metre pool.

It also is the graduation ceremony for many 17- and 18-year-old swimmers from across the region, who will be heading off to colleges and universities this fall.

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