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DC Everest Swimmers Named Class of the Week

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The DC Everest boys and girls swim teams stick together during hard times, and for one swimmer whose family just lost their home in a fire last month, these are hard times indeed.

So, his teammates are stepping in.

DC Everest Swim Coach Melissa Clay-Reissman says, "When we heard about this tragedy, you know both of our swim teams are really active in the community, so we really wanted to get involved. We really wanted to help the family... just try to really make a difference in their lives."

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the DC Everest pool, the team will hold a swimathon in their teammate's honor, raising money to help his family.

Junior swimmer Trevor Kraeger says "Me and the other guys on the team, we've just been going door to door in our neighborhood, asking for donations."

His teammates say they're glad to help, because he means so much to the team.

Senior swimmer Ethan Olson says, "He's one of my best friends and even his brother has been part of the swim team since it started, so it's really nice for us as a team to come together and help him out, because we know him really well."

These swimmers will try to swim as many laps as possible this weekend, but they joke they might be a bit out of shape.

Olson says, "Basically none of us have been doing any physical activity after swimming, so it's really going to be a struggle putting on the laps, but it's for a good cause, and we're all willing to do it."

A showing of generosity to a teammate in need makes the DC Everest Swim Team our Class of the Week.

If you are interested in donating to the cause, you can call DC Everest High School. The number is 715-359-6561.


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