Cheney a refuge for swimming

Co-op swimmers join area program

CHENEY -- With the luxury of having a top-notch facility in town at Eastern Washington University, Cheney High School offers swimming as a varsity sport when no others in the immediate area have.

It has afforded not only Cheney students, but others from area schools the opportunity to compete.

Coach Jennifer Hochwalt's roster has 13 swimmers from Cheney, but the team's numbers swell to about 20 when co-op athletes from other area schools are added.

Attending Mead High School, Hochwalt never had the opportunity to swim in high school, but club competition allowed her to earn a scholarship at th...


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