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Mingus' Mount freestyles with Sedona Swordfish
Written by George Werner   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:25

After falling a combined 57 seconds short of breaking two freestyle swimming records and making the Division II state swimming finals in November, Mingus Union High School junior Leah Mount had a decision to make.

Leah Mount, an incoming senior for Mingus Union High School, swims this summer for the Sedona Swordfish under head coach A. Jay Bronson, who is also the head coach of the swimmers at rival Sedona Red Rock High School.
She could continue to compete in recreational club meets with her friends and teammates on the Cottonwood Clippers. Or, she could use the next seven months of her offseason in Sedona to more intensely develop her skills under the instruction of a rival head coach for her final fall with the Marauders.

“The first time, it was actually a big change,” she said. “I was worried how I was going to make friends on the new team, especially during high school season.

“But both teams are really nice. I don’t want to pick one. I only say I have more friends on the Mingus side because I have swum for them longer.”

Ultimately, Mount chose to spend her final offseason with Sedona Red Rock High School’s A. Jay Bronson and the more individualized instruction provided by his USA swimming-affiliated Sedona Swordfish.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, July 16, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.

 

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