Bears prepare themselves for three swim meets in three days

JDHS travels to Cordova and Anchorage this weekend

Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Juneau-Douglas swimming and diving team embarks on the toughest stretch of their schedule as they travel to Cordova for a dual meet versus the Wolverines.

JDHS coach John Wray is only bringing the swimmers to Cordova for today's meet. On Friday, the entire team will head to Anchorage for a tri-meet against Dimond and South Anchorage.

The Crimson Bears wrap up their busy weekend on Saturday at the Bartlett/Chugiak Invitational.

Wray is continuing to find the squad he will name for the upcoming regional meet at the end of October.

Saturday should prove to be the toughest competition of the young season.

Wray said the Bartlett/Chugiak Invitational is seen as a trial run for the state championships.

Saturday's meet is especially important for the Crimson Bears' divers. This will be the only meet until the regional competition where divers can perform a complete 11-dive package.

"The kids have worked so hard over the past three weeks," Wray wrote in an e-mail. "I am very encouraged. We appear to have rebounded from the sinus infections that ran through the squad three weeks ago and we have little in the way of injuries. I am hopeful that we will perform at a high level this weekend."



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