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Prep girls swimming: Seniors lead Spartans

"Our strength this year is our batch of seniors, but we will continue to be in a building cycle for the next few years as we develop talent," coach Bill Punyko said.

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Superior’s Charlotte Johnson swims her way to a second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle during the Spartans meet with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in Superior on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
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Head coach: Bill Punyko

Assistant coaches: Emma Graves and Kate Long

Returning athletes: Charlotte Johnson (freestyle); Ava Denninger (backstroke); Chloe Goodell (freestyle); Kylie Peterson (freestyle, backstroke); Moiya Rhoads (dive); Arianna Robillard (backstroke, freestlye, butterfly); Maddy Verdoljak (freestyle); and Megan Westlund (freestyle).

Newcomers to watch: Katie Porter (freestyle, dive)

What are the team's strengths and where can the team improve?

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"Our strength this year is our batch of seniors, but we will continue to be in a building cycle for the next few years as we develop talent," coach Bill Punyko said.

What will be the team's biggest challenges this season?

"Grand Rapids and Hibbing are the perennial powerhouses, but our goal is always to beat the clock," Punyko said. "You get faster, you win races."

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