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High School Swimming

Brockton’s Virginia Burns poised to break her own state record

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning during the school week, Virginia Burns rolls out of bed at 4:30. She grabs a bagel while Rascal and Missy, her terrier mutts, watch her sneak out of the house in a groggy rush, bound for a 5:15 swim practice with the Weymouth Club Waves.

She keeps a jar of peanut butter in the cup holder of her 2003 red Mercury station wagon and dips her bagel in the paste for breakfast. From Weymouth, it’s off to Brockton High for the 7:10 morning bell.

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