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Waukegan - YMCA Seahorse youth swim team competes Saturday morning high school pool. The YMCA is closing which means team

Waukegan - YMCA Seahorse youth swim team competes Saturday morning at the high school pool. The YMCA is closing which means the team may be discontinued and possibly the end of youth swimming in Waukegan. Luis Correa (left) encouragement from moma and dad Luis Correa and Emilie Dieck-Correa. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: December 29, 2012 1:43AM

Central met North when the Northern Lake YMCA Seahorses youth swim team of Waukegan and the Central Lake YMCA Turtles from Vernon Hills faced off for what may be the last time recently at the Waukegan High School pool.

Both teams fall under the Lake County Family YMCA. The association announced last month that it would be closing its doors on Wednesday unless significant funds are raised.

“We are really pleased with the progress the kids are making meet-to-meet,” Seahorses coach Mike Hewitt said. “There were great efforts that resulted in nice time drops.

Turtles coach Maureen Rancourt was pleased with her team’s performance at this early point in the season. “The kids continue to do well as the season progresses,” she said. “They’re working hard to make as much improvement in their times as possible.”

Both teams also swam this past on Sunday at another meet.

The future, however, is uncertain.

The Seahorses and Turtles are in talks with North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook to swim under their YMCA charter.

“We have schedules in place and owe it to the kids to finish the season we promised them,” Hewitt said.

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