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VSC wraps-up season at Junior Olympics

Petersburg’s Viking Swim Club Wrapped up its season late last month after three members competed at the Junior Olympics in Anchorage. They included 17-year-old Shania Dahlberg, 11-year-old Madison Whitethorn, and 10-year-old Meghyn Parker.

Meghyn Parker finished third overall at the Junior Olympics for 10 and under girls. Photo courtesy the Parker family.

Parker finished third in three of her events and third overall for her age group. Dahlberg broke two club records. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with the swimmers and their coach, Andy Carlisle:
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On Friday, club members will be selling beer bits for a fundraiser under the covered play area by the school parking lot.
Their season starts up again in September.

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