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City swim meet sees big numbers and a new venue

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) -

More than 1,000 young swimmers will hit the water for the annual City Meet.

The 47th annual event will see a different venue this year. In the past couple of decades, Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association (CCAA) has held the meet at the Jewish Community Center (JCC).

Because of construction, and other circumstances at JCC, the event has moved to Goose Creek, into the Crowfield Golf Course and Country Club.

Friday morning, young swimmers with Crowfield swim team took to the water, warming up for 3 days of fierce competition.

"From day one, the kids have their eyes set on city meet," said Crowfield swim coach Kelly Gueltig. "It's what they look forward to and what they work all season long for."

For many, it's a bittersweet year.

"This is my last year," said 18-year-old swimmer Sarah Foster. "So, it's kind of like one last time where we can all get together. I've been on this team for about 12 years now. So, it's like the last goodbye."

An estimated 4,000 people are expected to be at the swimming-filled weekend in Goose Creek.

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