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Swimming Coach of the Year: Flowery Branch's Valerie Lancaster
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There’s nothing that excites Flowery Branch swim coach Valerie Lancaster more that the impending start of the swimming season each year, but seven years ago, this kind of excitement wasn’t even a figment in her mind. Lancaster started the program in 2006 with just two swimmers after a student at Flowery Branch expressed interest in continuing the sport she had been competing in her entire life. “We had a young lady who was basically the reason why we started it,” Lancaster said.
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