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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 11:46 pm | Updated: 12:06 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Nanooks swimming will become a family affair next fall when Victoria Adams joins her sister Margot Adams in the Patty Center pool.

Victoria Adams, who swims for Service High School and attends Alaska Frontier Charter School, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Nanooks next fall.

Margot Adams is a sophomore for the Nanooks and one of the top swimmers on the Alaska squad, earning four All-America honors as a freshman.

“We’ve been watching Victoria almost as long as we’ve been watching Margot,” Nanooks coach Scott Lemley said in a press release.

“They are very akin in their attributes — tall athletic women,” Lemley said. “Fortunately, Victoria’s events are not Margot’s events, so we think siblings will work well in this case.”

Victoria’s top event is the backstoke, while Margot’s best event is the butterfly.

Victoria Adams completed a highly successful high school career by winning the girls 100-yard backstroke at the state championships earlier this month in 58.17 seconds. She finished third in the 200 individual medley with a lifetime best of 2:11.12.

Those times would rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in the Nanooks’ record book.

“To see her sister swim so well last year under challenging conditions, it gave Victoria the confidence that we’re about improvement,” Lemley said. “If she comes here, she knows she will get faster.”

Victoria Adams plans to major in education.

Margot Adams and the rest of the Nanooks will be back in the water Thursday through Sunday at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash.

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