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Rhinelander High School girls swim team practices at the YMCASubmitted: 08/30/2018
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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Rhinelander High School girls swim team practices at the YMCA
RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander High School girls swim team found themselves in a jam this week.

After a part in the school's pool broke, the team had nowhere to practice for an upcoming meet.

The team couldn't sacrifice any days out of the pool only days away from competition.

"Especially at this point in the training, if we didn't have practices Thursday, Friday, and throughout the weekend, that would be way too long, as we have a meet on Tuesday. It would be way too much time out of the water," said swim coach Jenny Heck.

YMCA of the Northwoods CEO Ryan Zietlow heard about the problem, and he offered the YMCA's pool as a place for the team to practice for free.

"We want to support our youth as they look to perform from an athletic standpoint, and ultimately, just gain their self esteem and confidence as they grow," said Zietlow.

Zietlow went on to say that he welcomes the team to practice as long as they need a place to go.

The Rhinelander High School swim team hopes their pool is fixed by next week.

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