Men and women swimmers from Northern Michigan cruised to victory in the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic at Key Largo’s Jacobs Aquatic Center on Jan. 3. Based in Marquette, Michigan, the Wildcats had a combined total of 536 points. Second-place Valparaiso University in Indiana had 155 points, while third-place finishers Colby-Sawyer College, located in New London, New Hampshire had 63 points. Every year, Jacobs Aquatic Center invites swim programs to participate in the training and swim classic. Visit for a full gallery. DAVID GROSS/ Keys Weekly

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