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Tiger Sharks swim to victory

The Troy Tiger Sharks have already made a big splash this summer with its success in the water.

Over the past couple of days, the team continued to show no signs of slowing down.

On Saturday, the team played host to the Wiregrass Aquatics Club and Eufaula in a swim meet, and in the process was able to secure its second meet win in three tries.

“We have been swimming very well,” Shane Tatum said on Tuesday night.

“All the kids have done a great job of dropping their times and continuing to work hard.”

The team hit the pool again on Monday night in Andalusia, and while the Tiger Sharks didn’t come home with another win, Tatum said he still saw a lot of good things in the water.

“The kids continued to steadily drop their times, which is what you always want to see,” he said.

“Our confidence continues to build with every meet, and that is a good thing with our District meet, which is our biggest meet of the year.

“Hopefully, we will be able to continue what we are doing,” Tatum added.

The Tiger Sharks’ District swimming meet is in a little under three weeks.

While the results for Monday’s meet were not finalized by Tuesday, the results for Saturday’s meet show just how well the Tiger Sharks are swimming as of late, as the Troy team won over 30 of the different events.

In the Boys 11-12 50-yard Free, Sawyer Mackenzie won with a time of 40.71, while Fraukje Lieb won in the Girls 11-12 50-yard Free with a time of 42.22.

Both Mackenzie and Lieb also won the 50-yard Breast races with times of 1:03.58 and 59.58.

Troy swimmers took first place in the Boys and Girls 15-18 50-yard Free as well, as Justin Petty and Sarah-Cathryn Snellgrove won with times of 26.34 and 29.94.

Snellgrove also found herself in the winning circle in the Girls’ 15-18 100-yard Free with a time of 1:09.61.

Petty also took the Boys 15-18 100-yard Free with a time of 1:01.25 and the Boys’ 15-18 50-yard Fly with a time of 29.63.

Lakin Turner won the Girls’ 11-12 50-yard Back with a time of 53.08, as well as the Girls’ 11-12 100-yard Free, with a time of 2:35.71.

Joey Welch won both the Boys’ eight-and-under 25-yard Back and 50-yard Free with 52.46 and 1:15.94.

The Tiger Shark relay teams won the Girls’ 100-yard Medley, the Boys and Girls’ 200-yard Medley as well.