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Swimming

Boys swimming: Hein sets two pool records in win

Daniel Hein set two more unofficial pool records as the DeKalb-Sycamore Co-op swam past Oswego East 99-68 on Tuesday.

Coach Melanie Chambers said she wasn't sure whether they would stand as pool record due to timing difficulties with the starter. Chambers said she was optimistic they would hold.

Hein set new marks in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.53) and the 100 freestyle (47.37). Other DeKalb winners included the 200 free relay team, Jacob Bjork in the 100 backstroke, and Austin Bockman in the 100 butterfly.

“Tonight we had some of our boys in different events than they typically swim,” coach Melanie Chambers said. “But I thought we showed up and swam really well.”

If the swimmers were uncomfortable with the new rotation, they didn’t show it as they came out and won their third meet of the season.

“The boys are doing great for where we are in the season,” Chambers said. “We have a lot of guys who are already matching their best times from the end of last season. So for them to be swimming like that in the middle of the season, obviously I’m pretty happy about that.”

Oswego East, on the other hand, is in the midst of a program rebuild. But they have two returning state qualifiers in Tyler Guist, who won the 500 freestyle, and James Kaku, who won the 100 breaststroke.

“They’re the kind of anchor we’re building around,” Oswego East coach Deryl Leubner said. “Today I thought we swam alright, but we lost just about every close race. So that’s obviously something we’re going to have to be working on. We’re young, so we’re still figuring it all out.”

With the win, DeKalb-Sycamore co-op moves to 3-1 on the season. They will swim in McHenry on Thursday. Oswego East falls to 2-2, and will host Riverside Brookfield next Tuesday, January 12.

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