Baxter YMCA offers synchronized swimming

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A chance meeting at a local swimming pool led to the establishment of a new program that gives local girls the chance to compete in an Olympic sport.

Synchronized swimming is the sport, and the pool belongs to the Baxter YMCA on the southside.

The meeting took place when YMCA aquatics director Jillian Guthrie saw Debra Radke, a former synchronized swimmer, coaching Radke’s 11-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, who competes in the sport on a national level.

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