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Augusta Garies, left, is sworn in by her cousin Tim Huesgen on July 1. Garies finished her Plebe Summer last week and is set to begin her first semester on Aug. 20. Huesgen recently retired from the Army after 35 years of service.

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Swimmer completes plebe summer at US Naval Academy

Ever since Augusta Garies was in middle school all she’s wanted to do was attend the United States Naval Academy, even if that meant an end to her competitive swimming career.

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