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Our View: Rosary swimmers a testament to teamwork, tradition

Winning when expected.

It is not an easy assignment for athletes to succeed with the weight of expectations upon them, let alone teenagers.

Rosary’s swimming team handled it with aplomb.

The Beads won their third straight team state championship Nov. 18 in Winnetka. It’s quite a swimming legacy Rosary has built, if you haven’t noticed. Rosary has won seven state titles over the past 12 years, 10 trophies total.

That’s a lot to live up to.

“Obviously, we knew we had the target [on us] all year, so every day in practice we were pushing for state,” said Rosary senior Camryn Streid, who will swim collegiately at Cincinnati.

What Rosary really displayed was the value of teamwork. The Beads won just one event – the 200 medley relay with Streid, Athena Ye, Izzy Pytel and Emily Ryan. But every girl did their part, adding a chapter to the program’s swim tradition.

A salute to the Rosary swimmers, a testament to teamwork and tradition.

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