Beyond the Playbook: Grandy Wodny breaking pool records in senior season

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On December 17th the Duluth boys swim team took first place at the Bronco Invitational, taking the gold medal in all three relays.

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During that meet senior swimmer Grant Wodny set a new record at the International Falls high school pool, finishing first in the 100 fly with a time of 52.48.

All the while just a few days before recovering from a flu bug.

“Coming off being sick and then getting back in the pool, it’s been tough. But I’m glad to see some good results early on in the season,” claimed Wodny.

Those strong results continued for Grant as in the teams next meet at Superior high school, he broke two pool records belonging to Logan Carpenter.

Setting pool records in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45.35, and 100 butterfly in 52.34.

“I just love competition, it takes a lot of effort. It’s a whole body sport but it’s really rewarding though,” added Wodny.

Grant has committed to swim at the University of Minnesota next season. Who just this year the men’s team, in the 800 free relay, shattered the school record of 6:20.41 set in 2009. So a challenge Grant has been training tiredly for.

“They’re really fast team it’ll take some effort to get to where I need to be to be competitive on that team. I’m looking forward to the challenge and hoping to improve there,” concluded Wodny.