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By David Martin

Swim team takes state in Gillette


August 1, 2018

David Martin

Members of the Sweetwater Aquatics Team stand with the Green River City Council last week after the council members recognized the team's state championship in Gillette. The team is comprised of swimmers from Green River and Rock Springs.

"It was a great feeling," Robbie Lee, president of the Sweetwater Aquatics Team said.

The team, competing at the state USA Swim meet in Gillette July 20-22, took the state title, marking the first time in about 20 years a team outside of Gillette has done so, according to swimming coach Randy Walker.

The team, known as SWAT, is the unification of the Rock Springs and Green River teams.

Walker said the unification was done to help swimmers throughout the county compete better against other teams in Wyoming. This isn't the first state championship the team has earned; it won the state wint...

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