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Celebrating a historic Finneytown championship

Posted on: September 15, 2016

In 1979, the Finneytown women's swim team rocked the Ohio swimming world. They won the state championship -- and every race they entered. At a special ceremony this Saturday, they'll finally get their official banner.

The public is invited to this special celebration, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center. A number of team members -- including Kim Carlisle, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team -- will be in attendance, along with Coach Ginger Hemsworth. Finneytown alumnus Fred Wittenbaum is hosting the event and has planned an afternoon of memories and surprises for the team -- "things they'll get to read, to look at and to take home to their kids, to say, 'This is what Mom did.'"

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