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Super support for swimmers

Greg Karaus
President
Aspen Speedos Swim Team

The Aspen Speedos Swim Team would like to express our appreciation to the Aspen Elks Lodge #224 for their support of the children on the swim team.

In 2003, the new pool opened at the ARC, and with this event came an increased interest in competitive swimming and an influx of kids onto the team. The team doubled in size to over 60 swimmers (from 7 to 17 years old) in our first year at the new pool. We found ourselves short of equipment and coaching staff to adequately train the swimmers.

But even so, we had a great competitive swim season with the most ever swimmers qualifying for the state championships and our first, in many years, of an individual swimmer qualifying for the state Junior Olympics.

As we ended the 2003 season and prepared for the next year, we contacted the Elks to ask their help for our team, so as to have the needed resources to enter the 2004 season. The Elks graciously accepted our request and have provided us with support that will be used to equip our team and swimmers for the upcoming season. For this, we are tremendously grateful to the Elks for supporting the Aspen Speedos.

We will proudly display their name on the team banner that will hang in the new pool facility, and on the EZ Up tent that the team uses at swim meets.

We have found the Elks to be a great organization that sponsors many activities, from hosting dinners for the elderly to Easter egg hunts for the young to support for organizations such as ours. We are proud to have been selected by them for their support.

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Thank you again, Aspen Elks Lodge #224!

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