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Red Wing junior Tanner Alms is hugged by a teammate Thursday after breaking the Twin Bluff Middle School pool record in the 500-yard freestyle. Alms swam the race in 4 minutes, 45.71 seconds. Photo by Chris Harrell

Boys Swimming: Alms sets pool record in Wingers' victory

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Tanner Alms waited all week to find out if he would get one more chance to swim the 500-yard freestyle at home.

Alms, the two-time defending Class 1A state champion in the 500 freestyle, was eyeing an 11-year old pool record. Red Wing head coach Kevin O'Brien told Alms he would be swimming the event Thursday in order to keep him hungry and it paid off as Alms shattered the record in 4 minutes, 45.71 seconds, nearly five seconds faster than the previous record.


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Chris Harrell
Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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