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Homer swim team gearing up for start of new season

August 17th | Paul Story Print this article   Email this article  

Special to the Homer Tribune

Both the Homer High School swim and dive team and the Kachemak Swim Club are busy preparing for their competitive seasons. Thaddaeus Gunther is the head coach of both programs and is beginning his second stint at the helm of the HHS program. He will be looking to key veterans and exciting newcomers on his quest to bring a Region 3 championship to Homer, a feat last accomplished by HHS during Gunther's last tenure as coach.

The high school team starts off with a bang. The Mariners travel to state powerhouse Kodiak for a dual. From there, they will return for two of their most important home events in successive weekends.

The Homer Mariner Triathlon is Sept. 2. Local swimmers, cyclists and runners are invited to participate as individuals or as three-person teams alongside the HHS swim and dive team. At the event, participants swim 1,000 yards in the pool, then transitioning to a 15-mile bike ride and finish with a five-mile run back to the high school. The event draws participants of all levels, from novice to experienced, from across Southcentral Alaska and serves as a fundraiser for the team.

Interested athletes can find more information and sign up a?facebook.com/HomerMarinerTr?or calling 299-3523.

The Homer Invite is Sept. 8-9, featuring the diving event Friday evening and the swimming events on Saturday? The meet is the first big Region 3 invitational of the season and will include teams from Colony, Kodiak, Soldotna, Kenai and Seward.

 

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