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Tiger Sharks set to take pool in Troy

This Saturday, the Troy Tiger Sharks will be competing in their very own backyard.

This will be the third meet of the summer for the team, who has already won one of their meets while finishing in second in the most recent, and head coach Shane Tatum expects more of the same.

“The whole team has improved during the past couple of weeks. Everyone is looking really good for Saturday’s meet.”

In the upcoming meet, the Tiger Sharks will compete against two other teams, Eufaula and the Wiregrass Aquatics Club.

To prepare for each meet, including the upcoming one, Tatum said there are a few things the team works on leading up to the big day.

“Conditioning, stroke redundancy and team chemistry is what we usually work on,” he said.

“Everyone has shown a lot of progress from the first couple of weeks and we believe that will continue to be the case throughout the rest of the summer.”

When the team first started a little over a year ago, there were only 25 swimmers competing, however, thanks to the success the team has endured, that number has reason to 40.

Those swimmers consist of all ages from five to 18.

“We expect some strict competition on Saturday, but our swimmers have been preparing for it and will be ready,” Tatum said.

The Tiger Sharks will host the next meet at the Troy Parks and Recreation outdoor swimming pool on Saturday at 11 a.m.