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Swimmers crowd two big swim events at Luther Burbank

On Saturday, the Mercer Island High School boys and girls swim and dive teams joined forces to participate in the local Swim Across America event at Luther Burbank Park. The team, Swimmers Saving MI-llions, was the top fundraising team in the area and raised $25,000 for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. - Contributed Photo
On Saturday, the Mercer Island High School boys and girls swim and dive teams joined forces to participate in the local Swim Across America event at Luther Burbank Park. The team, Swimmers Saving MI-llions, was the top fundraising team in the area and raised $25,000 for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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On Saturday, the Mercer Island High School boys and girls swim and dive teams joined forces to participate in the local Swim Across America event at Luther Burbank Park. The team, Swimmers Saving MI-llions, was the top fundraising team in the area and raised $25,000 for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Team captain Sabrina Steinhauer was the top individual fundraiser, bringing in over $10,000. The group includes former Islander and Olympic champion, Mary Wayte. The boys and girls swim teams have won six of the past eight state championships over the past four years.

The Escape from the Rock Triathlon on Mercer Island last Sunday included many hardy young athletes. The 12 and under category (boys and girls) included first and second-place finishers Sophia Coco, Ellie Bailey and Jake Headrick (Islanders), and off-Islander Blake Ueda.

Below, photo by Allison Nelson.

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