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Bonding helps Shady Side girls swim team improve

Written by Cara De Carlo on .

Cara De Carlo's feature on the Shady Side Academy swim team:

"The Shady Side Academy girls swimming team is like a school of fish -- the Indians are best when they swim together.

Senior captain Destin Groff appreciates that togetherness as much as any Shady Side swimmer.

Last March at Bucknell University, Groff did the backstroke to warm up for the PIAA Class AA championships. But the warning flags that normally hang above the pool were missing -- these flags tell backstrokers when they're approaching a wall. Without that assistance, Groff banged into the wall and sustained a concussion that removed her from Shady Side's lineup."