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Swimming through Homecoming

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Buffalo's swim and dive team hosted their Homecoming meet on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at the YMCA. Joining Buffalo in the meet were Worland and Rawlins. Competing against each team separately, Buffalo won both competitions. 

Mckinley Kessler, center, joined teammates to gather on the edge of the water

Buffalo High School swimmer Mckinley Kessler, center, joined teammates to gather on the edge of the water in anticipation of the singing of the national anthem on Tuesday. The teams warmed up before the performance and got started immediately after it was over.

Buffalo High School swimming jackets were taken on and off between events

Buffalo High School swimming jackets were taken on and off between events on Tuesday. Buffalo’s next home meet is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9.

Hannah Southerland sits on the edge of the pool watching the early races

Buffalo freshman diver Hannah Southerland sits on the edge of the pool watching the early races on Tuesday. The diver’s competed in the middle of the swimming events.

A triangle of sunlight reflects off of the water and onto the wall of the pool

A triangle of sunlight reflects off of the water and onto the wall of the pool on Tuesday. Windows allowed a few patches of light to lay on the sixth and final lane of the pool.

Sarah Killion laughs with the team as they do their pre-meet chant

Buffalo High School’s Sarah Killion laughs with the team as they do their pre-meet chant on Tuesday. Each team took their own turn completing their chant.

Mckinley Kessler pulls out of the water during the butterfly section

Buffalo High School swimmer Mckinley Kessler pulls out of the water during the butterfly section of her 200 Yard IM race on Tuesday. Kessler finished with a time of 3:03:86 for second in her heat.

Payton Redden takes a gasp of air during her 200 yard freestyle

Buffalo High School swimmer Payton Redden takes a gasp of air during her 200 yard freestyle on Tuesday. Buffalo won both meets. Redden was one of five Buffalo swimmers to compete in the event and finished fourth in her heat with a time of 2:36.0.

Laurel Rozema kneels at the end of her teammates lane to cheer

Buffalo High School swimmer Laurel Rozema kneels at the end of her teammates lane to cheer her on as she stretches to touch the wall on Tuesday. Buffalo was scored against each of the two visiting teams individually and won against both Rawlins and Worland.

Buffalo’s swim team gathered on their side of the deck

Members of Buffalo’s swim team gathered on their side of the deck as they watched the 200 yard IM on Tuesday. Chairs for Buffalo’s athletes were spread across one wall while Rawlins and Worland spread their athletes around the bleachers on the opposite side.

Grace Wagner pops up during the breast stroke

Buffalo High School swimmer Grace Wagner pops up during the breast stroke on Tuesday. Wagner was competing in the 200 yard IM and finished second with a time of 2:41.8.

Makenna Lambert moves out of the water during her leg of the the 200 yard medley relay

Makenna Lambert moves out of the water during her leg of the the 200 yard medley relay on Tuesday. Lambert swam the breast stroke portion of the race. The Buffalo swimmers that joined Lambert in the relay were Sarah Johnson, Keesee Bennett and Luci Riddle.

Hannah Southerland looks for the water during her dive

Buffalo High School diver Hannah Southerland looks for the water during her dive on Tuesday. Southerland’s hardest dive had a difficulty rating of 2.2.

Sarah Johnson pushes through the final strokes

Buffalo High School swimmer Sarah Johnson pushes through the final strokes of her 50 years freestyle on Tuesday at the YMCA. Johnson finished with a time of 29.65.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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