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Summer Swim Season Under Way For Barracudas
In what turned out to be nearly standing room only attendance, fans from Escalon, Riverbank and Delhi alike showed up at the Riverbank Community Pool to help usher in the 2008 summer league swimming season on Friday, July 11.

Swimmers from several different age groups put on a tremendous showing, putting together a swim meet complete with several thrilling finishes, phenomenal effort from all participants and, of course, the shining moments that only the youngest of the competing swimmers can provide.

Riverbank's program played a gracious host, organizing the event that went off without a hiccup throughout the two-and-a-half hour competition.

"Kerrie (Webb) from the downtown Riverbank (recreation) office, she really does a great job organizing the meets," Riverbank coach Scott Bryan said.

"How the events are run and start times she handles all of that.

All we really worry about is getting the kids to their particular event."

That task is much more difficult than it sounds.

Swimmers keep their positions around the pool, cheering and supporting their teammates as they wait for their shot in the pool.