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The Apple Leaf | Splashes of talent: Elwyn common denominator

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It’s 2 p.m. in Federal Way, home of the 4A girls swimming and diving state meet. The gray, swirling clouds begin to drop raindrops on the roof of the King County Aquatic Center, creating a harmonious rhythm. A gray charter bus slowly limps into the parking lot, its brakes screech as it comes to a stop.

Excited Wenatchee swimmers pour out, each wanting a taste of the competitive atmosphere surrounding the final and most important meet of the season. One…

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