What is one way to beat the summer heat? Many people flock to local swimming pools in the summer to get relief from the scorching summer sun. But quite a few young people also join a number of area swim teams to add a little competition to the mix.
Brittlebank Pool in Mount Vernon has one of these teams and fields a very competitive group.
The Brittlebank team, nicknamed the Barracudas, has had an exciting season so far, competing well in previous meets.
Recently, the team competed in a 12-team meet at Olney, Ill. where they finished fifth.