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Tripp Sommers, Sachin Jhunjhunwala, Zaid Alousi, Davis Mann, and Hudson Jenq
Tripp Sommers, Sachin Jhunjhunwala, Zaid Alousi, Davis Mann, and Hudson Jenq (pictured, from left) enjoy a long-awaited swim meet with the West University Piranhas team. The team is part of the Southwest Aquatic League (SWAL), and they did not get to have a swim season last summer. As the reigning 2019 league champions, the Piranhas were eager to get back in the pool. Led by head coach Tim Keogh, who is the swimming, diving, and water polo coach at Strake Jesuit, the neighborhood swimmers’ 2021 season includes meets against the Southwest United and Willow teams, and the SWAL championship meet. Turnout for this year’s team was huge, so they divided the meets into two different sections, by age groups, to accommodate everyone who wanted to compete.
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