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Annual swim meet brings in visitors from across Missouri and Illinois

Tom and Becky Swim Meet - KHQA

Swimming isn't the first thing that comes to mind with all the snow the Tri-States has seen, but the annual Tom and Becky Swim Meet wrapped up Sunday, February 10 in Hannibal.

The Hannibal YMCA brought in 20 teams with 564 swimmers from all over Missouri and Illinois this weekend.

Nearly 2,000 people, including swimmers and spectators, experienced this yearly event.

Teams come from the Kansas City area, down from the Springfield area, Illinois, Alton, Belleville," meet director Renee Bennett said. "They are all over. The hotels are usually sold out. The restaurants are all packed. I do know that. I went out to dinner last night, and it was full."

The Tom and Becky Swim Meet also helps bring in additional visitors to the Hannibal area every year.

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