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Laurel resident closes swim career with a bang
Laurel resident closes swim career with a bang

Jessica Sweitzer tried to find a happy medium between a sense of urgency and a calm approach to the end of her competitive swimming career. A senior at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., the Seton Keough graduate and Laurel resident, realized her career was coming to an end in the Presidents Athletic Conference championship meet. “I was definitely thinking that for every single race,” said Sweitzer, who competed in three individual and four relay events. “It was really weird to think about that. It definitely gave me the motivation to swim as fast as possible. I just tried to go into the race really relaxed.” Sweitzer, who attended Faith...