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With his parents Maureen and Steve looking on, Red Wing senior Tanner Alms signs his national letter of intent to swim for the University of Illinois-Chicago Friday at Red Wing High School. Alms will look for his fourth 500-yard freestyle state championship this winter. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Boys Swimming: Alms to swim for UIC

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Three-time state champion Tanner Alms has his mind set on the Windy City.

On Friday, the Red Wing standout signed his national letter of intent to continue his swimming career at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


“It was between there and Denison (Ohio),” said Alms, who is the third highest-rated recruit in Minnesota, according to “I really liked both of the campuses, and I had a lot of fun in Chicago.”

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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