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Swim club starts new season with new coaches on deck


September 29, 2021

Benny Westcott

Sweet Home Swim Club Coach Kelly Sautel, right, and assistant Jessica Coats, both bring Division I swimming experience to the club's young swimmers.

When Kelly Sautel first became the Sweet Home Swim Club's new head coach late last year, she was on the deck for only two weeks before COVID-19 concerns closed the community pool. Not another splash was made until February.

But the layoff didn't stop her from working to improve the program, organizing Zoom meetings with participants and creating and overseeing "dry land" circuits to keep them active.

The club held tryouts Friday, Sept. 24, to begin practicing for their short course (25-yard pool) season. The first meet of the season is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16.

Sautel took over the p...

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