Rangely swim program builds confidence, teaches humility

The Rangely Hurricanes kicked off their 2013 swim season with a team victory over squads from Craig and Steamboat at their annual swim meet this past weekend. With several new faces on the team, 28 swimmers ranging in ages 7 to 18 represented the Hurricanes as they swam to their championship. There were a number of great performances over the weekend including three state long-course qualifying times by Patrick Scoggins. The team will next compete at the Jackalope Pentathlon in Douglas, Wyo., where nine of the older swimmers will be competing against some of the best swimmers from north of the border.

RANGELY I During the summer, 15-year-old Angelica “Geli” Brown puts in about three-and-a-half hours in the pool each day. Depending on her team’s schedule, she’ll swim “ladders,” or sets of increasingly longer lengths, to build endurance.

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Meeker High School senior Adrienne Wix and Rangely High School senior Alexis Silva are swimming with the Moffat County High School swim team this season.