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Swimming dominance goes back 60 years for Sweet Home


February 24, 2021

Coach Doug Peargin holds photos of champion Husky swimming teams at the Sweet Home pool, where he's coached generations of swimmers for 46 years.

Doug Peargin's name will be forever linked to Sweet Home swimming – and for good reason: He's coached the Huskies for 46 years and under his leadership they've done very, very well.

Husky swimmers have won seven state team championships and 24 state trophies under Peargin since their first one in 1987, and they've posted the most wins of any sport at Sweet Home High School. Sweet Home definitely has a prominent spot on the Oregon swimming map.

But Sweet Home's success in the pool didn't start with Peargin's arrival in 1974. It's true that the Huskies had few individual state champions i...

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