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Muskego's boys swimming team fell, 118-75, to the Brookfield Barracudas co-op in a Classic 8 Conference dual meet on Dec. 20.

The Warriors started the dual meet in an early hole because they do not have any divers on this year's roster, which allowed Brookfield to sweep the 13 points in the diving event.

"Giving up 13 points prior to the start of the swim meet is taking its toll for the swimmers this season," Muskego coach Larry Milton said. "Diving has not been our strong point this year, since we do not have any divers at all. It hurts not to have anyone enter this event; we need to find some boys with a gymnastics background to provide us a fighting chance.

"But on the other hand the boys swam well against a very strong Brookfield team. I am very pleased with their effort at this time."

Scoring points for Muskego against the Barracudas were Evan Slonac in the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle; Jack Rohlinger in the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle; Ben Gabbey in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke; Liam Bangs in the 50 freestyle; and Connor Andrews in the 50 freestyle.

Additionally, Milton feels Nathan Gupton and Nick Schuster continue to show improvement as freshmen.

Muskego will swim next at the Metro Officials Invitational at Homestead High School on Wednesday, Dec. 28.

"We now enter a period where we cannot afford to back off with training," Milton said. "We will be entering our championship portion of the season with some high-energy meets. The Metro Officials Invitational meet draws top teams from around the state and from Illinois. We shall see if we do have the ability to compete with the big dogs. I think we can."

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