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T-Birds say they're smiling about new records and the success that's aheadSubmitted: 01/16/2018
Mark Spillane
Mark Spillane
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mspillane@wjfw.com

T-Birds say they're smiling about new records and the success that's ahead
LAKELAND - Lakeland swimming picked up where it left off last season. The T-Birds are undefeated in the Great Northern Conference. Just last week they broke not one, but two school records including the 200 free relay.

"We've been trying to break that one for years. I think it's been about five years we've had a relay team say we're taking that record down finally. And to have that mid-season is just amazing," said senior Grant Gibson.

That 200 free record stood since 1997. Senior Jack Garcia says the recent success has given his squad a confidence boost.

"It's definitely motivated a few of the guys. I saw an attitude change in some of them. the guys on the relay really stepped up after that and they're really taking the initiative to it now," said Garcia.

The T-Birds won both conference and sectionals last season. So far this year, they're actually swimming faster times.

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