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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — One state-qualifying time is cause for celebration in the first meet of the season. For Grand Haven junior Michael MacDonald, one wasn't enough, as his 50-yard freestyle time of 22.36 hit a state cut in his second event of the night.

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HOLLAND — Grand Haven’s season came down to one final leg in its last relay at Saturday’s Division 1 state finals. A second back of Farmington Hills Mercy for second place in the 4x100-yard freestyle relay, they turned to the girl they could trust to overcome that deficit.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Crying during swim practice is a tradition of sorts at Grand Haven High School. At some point, Buccaneer head coach Doug Thorne will find a way to make practice so grueling that the emotions get to be too much.

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HOLLAND — The margins in swimming can often be split-seconds. During Friday’s state championship preliminaries, Grand Haven’s swim and dive team found themselves unlucky in a couple of cases but will have plenty to swim for during Saturday’s finals.

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SPRING LAKE – The Spring Lake swimming and diving team hosted Forest Hills Central at home Tuesday night and fell short 102-79. This meet was the last home meet of the season for the Lakers and the second to last meet in the regular season.

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GRAND HAVEN – Two of the state's top Division 1 swim teams met in the pool on Thursday night as Grand Haven hosted Rockford. The matchup was as exciting as could be expected, with a handful of relays being decided by less than a second. By the end of the night, Rockford ended up winning the …

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With most of the area’s prep teams earning a deserved day off on Monday, it’s time to take a look at which games could carry the most intrigue this week. A pair of soccer teams that are off to hot starts meet up as well as the start of Grand Haven’s series of Bucs Pride games highlight this …

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The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down our top five female and male athletes, as well as teams from the 2018-19 athletic season. Our No. 4 team of the year is the Spring Lake boys swim and dive team after their fourth-place finish at the Division 3 state finals.

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Grand Haven’s fastest swimmer reached new heights over the weekend with three blistering performances at the Speedo Sectional Championships in Indianapolis.

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Former Spring Lake girls swimming standout Meghan Peel made a splash at the NCAA Division III National Championships over the weekend representing Hope College.

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After 110 days of training, senior Cam Peel spent 252.63 seconds racing at the Division 3 state championship meet at Oakland University this weekend.

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The Grand Haven boys swim and dive team took on the Division 1 state finals Saturday hoping to continue a succesful start from Friday's prelims. 

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The Spring Lake swim and dive team racked up a litany of awards, historic marks and stellar swims Saturday at the Division 3 state championship finals at Oakland University.

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The ship is tacked, the sails are raised and the crew is energized. Grand Haven boys swim and dive is ready to shove off for a state-finals plundering.

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Improvement in the pool is as deliberate as progress comes. Yards traveled, weights lifted and reps gained translate into lower times. There is no workaround.

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The swim and dive postseason kicked off in earnest this weekend with the always electric conference championship meets. The Grand Haven and Spring Lake boys teams capitalized on a long season of training, picking up new state cuts, conference medals, titles and records.

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It was an award-filled weekend for the Hope College womens swim and dive team, as they took home their first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship since 2004, breaking Calvin College’s 14-year championship streak.

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Former Lakers continued to dominate the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Swim and Dive Championships on Thursday. 

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Former Spring Lake swim standout Meg Peel didn’t wait long to make her mark on the 2019 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association swim and dive championships.

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The pedigree of West Michigan swimming is well established, particularly in the Tri-Cities area.

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The Spring Lake swim and dive team took on some tough Division 1 competition over the weekend as they participated in the Hudsonville Invitational.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — While winter weather swirled outside Thursday night, the mood was warm and reflective at the Grand Haven Aquatic Center, as the Bucs sent off their seniors with a rousing win over East Kentwood.

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The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team traveled to Northview High School on Thursday night to make good on a rescheduled meet from Tuesday, defeating the Wildcats by a final score of 102-84.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — As far as anyone on the pool deck Thursday night was concerned, Grand Haven boys swim and dive had never beaten Rockford.

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SPRING LAKE — The Drawbridge Classic hit the pool for a nautical showdown Thursday night as the Grand Haven boys swim and dive team sailed upriver to take on Spring Lake.

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SL swim hits record pace at Holland Christian

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The Lakers have enjoyed the best years of their program’s history recently and the record-setting pace won’t stop this year. A trio of the state’s best returns to the water at Spring Lake, and their abilities have been noticed, as the Lakers will field their largest swim and dive team in years.

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The Grand Haven boys swim and dive team had one of the best seasons in recent memory last year, utilizing an elite group of swimmers and a wealth of depth to grab a top-three finish at the O-K Red Conference Championship meet. Their stars then secured a top-10 finish at the state finals befo…

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The Spring Lake girls swimming team pushed themselves to the finish line of the 2018 season Saturday at the Holland Aquatic Center and came away with a 19th-place finish after scoring 34 points at the Division 3 state finals.