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July 26, 2013

Swimming: Maxwell leaves legacy with Lewisburg Gators

Lewisburg graduate eyes collegiate level

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Maxwell tossed aside any pressure in her first event at the Greater Susquehanna Valley Aquatics League Summer Championships on Friday, pacing the field in the 50 free, her marquee event. Maxwell grabbed an early lead off the blocks and held on for the victory before blazing past her competition in the 200 individual medley.

Recently, Maxwell has started to coach the young swimmers in the Gators program, giving back to her club and serving as a role model for future standouts.

"(Maxwell) works hard and she swims well," Gators assistant coach Zack Haney said of the recent Lewisburg grad. "The fact that she bestows her own knowledge on those kids has really made a big impact on this team."

The team aspect of the Lewisburg Gators has clearly had an impact on Maxwell, who mentioned that she admires her former teammates that swam in college before her.

For all of the success that she has found in the pool, Maxwell also ran track for Lewisburg, showing her prowess out of the water in the 400 and 800 relays. Maxwell said that years of swimming competitively prior to setting her sights on track during the spring season helped prepare her for the individual mind set of a track athlete.

Maxwell will soon leave her club team and travel to another state to start a new chapter in her life. If her swimming is any indication, she will approach her future one way: fast off the blocks with a will to succeed.

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