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Renton swim team small, but dedicated
With lots of new, inexperienced swimmers on the team, the Renton High School girls swim team is keeping the expectations in check for this fall’s swim season.
But Coach Diane Pavelin said her team, which has to drive to Hazen High School for practices, may be small and young, but it is dedicated.
The team is led by a pair of returning swimmers, who competed in last year’s state meet, both with the goal of racing again with the best in Washington.
Juniors Angela Vu, who swam on last year’s state 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays, and Samantha Honmyo, who finished 11th in state ion the 200 freestyle and 12th in the 500 free at leagues, are both returning this season to lead the young squad, after the loss of several swimmers from last year’s team to graduation.
Pavelin said this year she hopes her inexperienced team can improve at each meet, both as individual swimmers and as a team, and she said she hopes to get Vu and Honmyo another shot at the postseason.
The season opens tonight, Thursday, against Lindbergh at the Hazen Pool.