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Torpedoes Swim to Unlikely Championship


Germantown News, Germantown Pulse

By Kevin O’Rourke

It wasn’t supposed to happen. Based on last year’s results, the Germantown Torpedoes Swim Team wasn’t supposed to be a juggernaut, especially since they were moving up to a tougher division.

After all, the last time the Germantown Torpedoes won a divisional title George W. Bush was still in the White House and Martha Stewart had just been indicted on insider trading charges.

But that was 2003.

In 2014 the Torpedoes kicked past the competition to win the 2014 Montgomery County Swim League Division B championship posting an undefeated season in the process. The Torpedoes, or Torps, swim out of the Germantown Outdoor Pool on Kingsview Drive, and prior to the start of the season nobody would have expected their success.

“We were the underdogs at the start of the season,” said Torpedoes He