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Barracudas thanks

Tom and Mandy Betts, Jim Conway and Howard Jay

Dear Editor,

The Sopris Barracuda Swim Team would like to express our gratitude to the following, without whom the 31st annual Sopris Barracuda swim meet held June 14-16 in Carbondale would not have been possible, let alone as successful as it was. We hosted 330 swimmers and their families from all over the Western Slope.

Thanks to: the dedicated parents of the Sopris Barracuda Swimmers for their time and donations that made our meet such a success; the community of Carbondale for their willingness to help, and residents near the John Fleet Pool for their patience and understanding concerning the noise and commotion associated with the swim meet; and the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs city councils and recreation boards.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many businesses and residents of the Roaring Fork Valley for their generosity toward supporting our swimmers during our annual fund-raiser, and also to the Zone 4 Western Slope teams who donated to Coal Seam Fire victims clothes, money and food at our swim meet. We would also like to extend a special thanks to the Hot Springs and Carbondale pools, the town of Carbondale, and the city of Glenwood Springs for their ongoing support of our team. You play a large part in the overall success of the Sopris Barracuda Swim Team.

Meet directors Tom and Mandy Betts,

Barracuda President Jim Conway

Head Coach Howard Jay

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