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Michigan high school swimmer saves opponent from drowning |

Posted by | January 24, 2018 | Swimmers

By Brendan Savage

Without question, Owosso High School’s biggest rival is nearby Corunna.

The cities share a border in Shiawassee County and the schools are located about 41/2 miles apart.

But that doesn’t mean they’re bitter rivals. Far from it. That was evident last week during a swimming and diving meet between the two schools.

Corunna freshman Xavier Staubs had just finished swimming in the first event of the meet Thursday night when he noticed that Owosso junior Kamrin Samson was in trouble.

Samson, who took park in the same event, was sinking to the bottom of the pool as fans frantically signaled from the stands for someone to help.

Staubs, who was still in the pool according to Corunna athletic director Nicole Norris, sprung into action and went to the aid of Samson. With the assistance of teammate Grant Warner, a certified lifeguard, Samson was pulled from the pool and revived.

“It’s a great rivalry but it’s a very healthy rivalry with a great deal of respect because we all know each other,” Norris said. “We’re very close knit in spite of the rivalry. Families and kids, very familiar.

“It’s a very neat community.”    READ MORE