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Tiffin YMCA swim team breaks old records

Swimmers from the Tiffin YMCA Swim team practice.

The Tiffin YMCA recently hosted the annual Swim Invitational, where the Tiffin YMCA Swim Team broke two 24-year-old records.

One of the records, from 1996, was broken by the swim team’s 11-12 year old girls in the 200 freestyle relay. The team is Addison Fortney, Olyvia Steinmetz, Carmen Lewis and Kinsey Slosser.

“The whole team did amazing,” Marcus Campbell, head swim coach, said. “These kids are always working hard to achieve the goals they set out for themselves. Not just at swimming but for everything they do.”

The team is made up of about 60 swimmers in the age group of 5-18 years old. The team also had 55 swimmers beat their personal records and many qualified for Zones.

“This could not have happened without Marcus,” Slosser said.

Slosser and the rest of the relay team said their goals are to get to nationals and work on some day going to Junior Olympics.

“We are all dedicated and work hard,” Fortney said.

Steinmetz also broke the record in the 100 backstroke and Fortney also broke the record in the individual 50 freestyle.

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