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Unbeatable Record Still Stands in Grove!


By Hilde Kate Lysiak

The Selinsgrove Swim Team has been in existence for almost fifty years but one record still stands above all the others.

In 1976 Sue Groce broke the record at the Selinsgrove Pool for the 100 Free with a time of 1:07. Its forty years later and still one has been able to beat it.

“It took a lot of hard work,” Groce told the Orange Street News.

Swimming runs in Sue’s blood. Her father Richard Reiland was the founder the swim team.

Sue is happy to have Selinsgrove’s longest standing record but still has a sense of humor about it.

“I wasn’t sure if maybe the record was beaten and maybe somebody just forget to remove my name from the record board,” Groce told the Orange Street News.

Sue, a popular English teacher who recently retired from Selinsgrove High School, still likes to swim in her pool but is now focusing her energy on directing plays.

One comment on “Unbeatable Record Still Stands in Grove!

  1. Sarah
    February 3, 2017

    Currently selinsgrove area high school has 3 competitive swimmers that are very successful. Sarah Fravel, Olivia Fravel, and Olivia Lee have been a part of the Selinsgrove swim team for almost 8 years and we do not swim at the Selinsgrove pool. The selinsgrove pool has not been used for competition in 10+ years. We practice and compete at Susquehanna and Bucknell University. Even though the Selinsgrove pool is measured in meters, all 3 Selinsgrove swimmers have shattered Groce’s record of 1:07 in the 100 freestyle and all of those records would have been ours if we still swam there, but we don’t and I would appreciate it if you verified your facts before publishing false news.


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