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Marlins to host district championship

By The Mercury

The Manhattan Marlins swim team will host the Missouri Valley Swimming District Championships West swim meet July 18-20 at the City Pool.

The meet starts that Friday on at 10:15 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

Afternoon sessions will conclude around 5-6 p.m. each day.

Admission is free and open to the public.

This swim meet requires qualifying times for swimmers to be eligible to enter and is sanctioned by USA Swimming. This will be a large swim meet, as the Marlins are expecting 24 swim teams from all over the state — 350 swimmers and more than 1,900 entries. This is the first time in nine years that the Marlins have hosted this level of swim meet.

City Park pool will be closed for the three days during the meet.

For results or more information on the meet, please contact Marlins head coach Rob Putnam at or (303) 819-8861 or Kathy Wichmann at (785) 313-3331.

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