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Swimming: Suburban West Championship

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The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

I saved the photos from the Olympic Training Center to post just before the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics. The training center is one of a few in the U.S. and is open to the public.

Tours are $12 per person and feature mostly outside views of the facilities with a few inside looks at the gym and wrestling facilities.

Our group happened to meet Lauren Gibbs, a 2018 Olympic hopeful on bobsled. She spent several minutes taking photos and answering questions.

Lauren Gibbs, a 2018 Olympic hopeful in bobsled, speaks with a tour group at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 29, 2016.
Lauren Gibbs, a 2018 Olympic hopeful in bobsled, speaks with a tour group at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 29, 2016.
Wrestlers practice at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 29, 2016.
Wrestlers practice at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 29, 2016.

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Swimming…and dancing

The Parkway South InvitationalĀ is one of the more unique events – featuring a dance off halfway through the event. Here are some of the photos for the Post-Dispatch:

Marquette swimmer Katiana Porporis competes in the 200 yard IM at the Parkway South Invitational in Ballwin, Mo., on Jan. 16, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com
Marquette swimmer Katiana Porporis competes in the 200 yard IM at the Parkway South Invitational in Ballwin, Mo., on Jan. 16, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

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