Elk River swimming

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Andrew Bronstheyn may not finish the season undefeated — he’d have to win the state title this weekend for that — but the Elk River diver has beaten all comers up to this point, an enviable record. Bronshteyn, a sophomore in his second state trip, has prelims on Thursday evening [...]

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  Aaron Schwab and Andrew Bronshteyn of Elk River qualified for the state meet on Saturday at the Section 8AA meet at St. Cloud Tech. Schwab won the 200 individual medley, setting a pool record with 1:58.14, and placed second in the 100 backstroke, lowering his own team record to 53.32. The Elk senior advanced [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor First of all, he’s tall and lanky. That’s a plus in swimming. Aaron Schwab is 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, broad-shouldered, long-limbed and loose-jointed. You could pick him out of a crowd as a swimmer. “When you’re tall, you’ve got less distance to travel, and your strokes are longer,” his coach [...]

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