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Red Wing junior Ashley Thompson swims the backstroke during a meet last season. Thompson swam on the 200-yard medley relay team that made it to state last year and is one of three returning Wingers with state experience.

Girls Swimming: Wingers swimming and diving finds stability


Kevin O'Brien returns for his second season as head coach for the Red Wing girls swimming and diving team and brings some stability to a team that hasn't had much in recent years.

O'Brien was the fifth head coach in four years when he started last season. He accepted the position late in the summer last season and had to adjust on the fly. There will be little adjustment now.

"I have a much better idea of what I have for a team starting out the season," O'Brien said.

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