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Queens Lake swimming's VPSU opening meet met with memories for York County family

Queens Lake swimming's VPSU opening meet met with memories for York County family

On Monday evening at the Queens Lake Community Association pool, a storm delayed the season-opening Virginia Peninsula Swim Union meet between the Queens Lake Eagles and the Windsor Great Park Waves, giving Branch Fields an opportunity to reflect on the pool or league records he set as a youth swimmer.

As rain poured, Fields stood under a shelter that separates the Queens Lake pool, that was constructed in the early 2000s with Queens Creek serving as a picturesque backdrop, from the much smaller one he swam in as a child in the 1980s. For a split second, he turned to the record board half expecting to see his name when asked if he still held any records. Then Branch remembered...

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