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Liquid Gold: South Carroll, Carroll Aquatics are county's winners at Straehle
Liquid Gold: South Carroll, Carroll Aquatics are county's winners at Straehle

Hundreds of swimmers are descending upon London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but the sport also enjoyed a crowning moment in the local summer season this week in Hampstead. On Wednesday, July 25, a group of nearly 1,000 swimmers competed in the Central Maryland Swim League Straehle championship meet, and a handful of Carroll County athletes took home gold, silver and bronze medals — at least some with aspirations of one day mirroring their counterparts across the pond. "I want to go to the Olympics," said Allison Tomsuden, 10, a swimmer from South Carroll who swims during the winter at the same North Baltimore Aquatic Club that has produced Olympians Michael Phelps and...

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