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January 3, 2014

New York State of Mind

Ken West Swimmer Sagasta Eyes State Tournament

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Tonawanda News — That may not sound like a lot – but the closer he gets to the so-called magic time, the harder it is to achieve.

“I used to go as hard as I could in the beginning of a race, and then I always died at the end and had to hang on,” Sagasta said. “This year, I’ve been working a lot on pacing myself – and that’s really helped my times.”

He also has been paying careful attention to the little details that can turn a very good swim into a great one – like focusing on his breathing, his turns and on not crossing over in his stroke.

He’s also put in a lot of practice time, both in the pool and in the weight room.

“There’s always room for improvement, and he’s always very good at implementing our feedback,” said Pucser, herself a West alum and former swimmer. “He’s always ready to work and he provides a good example of what you should be doing in order to be successful.”

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