The crosstown swim meet will take place Thursday at the YMCA pool, beginning at 2 p.m.

The Helena High and Capital swim teams practice together, travel together and celebrate both school's successes together, and in recent years, the meet has been an unscored event.

"(However) This year we are doing a pentathlon of sorts, and scoring events for each school," according to coach Julie Shannon, who directs both teams.

The State Swim Meet takes place February 9-10, in Great Falls.

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