Squalicum’s Syndney Wong, top, tries to stay ahead of Bellingham’s Maddie Gillman in the 500 freestyle in September 2013 at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham.
Squalicum’s Syndney Wong, top, tries to stay ahead of Bellingham’s Maddie Gillman in the 500 freestyle in September 2013 at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham. Staff The Bellingham Herald
Squalicum’s Syndney Wong, top, tries to stay ahead of Bellingham’s Maddie Gillman in the 500 freestyle in September 2013 at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham. Staff The Bellingham Herald

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