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Sunfish swimming coach Grace Livermore instructs students inside the BTD Aquatic Center’s pool. BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD

Swimming with the Detroit Lakes Sunfish

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When many people in the area hear the word “sunfish” their minds likely go directly to boats and bait.

However, for area youth enrolled in the Sunfish swimming program, the word is synonymous with dedication, hard work, and a lot of fun.


The team was established by a group of parents in the 1970s, and originally used the pool in the high school for practice.

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