UAF swimming are looking to replace starting blocks

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks have a new head coach for their swimming program with Becca Weiland taking over this next Fall.
Weiland has sevred as the associate head coach this past season and has started to gather talent for her recruiting class.​
Weiland spoke about heading into her first season as the head coach.
"Very excited anticipating some very exciting results with the girls coming in next year and the ones that are returning even more so," said Weiland.
Before the Nanooks get back into the pool, they started a fundraiser for new starting blocks.
The blocks are in pretty bad shape with rust and mold on all of them.​
The Nooks started a GoFundMe page with a $21,000 goal and so far they have raised close to two grand.​
They are hoping to have these blocks in place by the start of the new school year.​
Weiland spoke on the state of the starting blocks.
"Yeah so that earlier this year after examining our current starting blocks, they are little bit on the older side. They're covered in rust, mold and slime. They wiggle, there is pieces missing and they are not adequate in what we need for our student athletes and with new blocks our girls will have a little bit more stability off the blocks," said Weiland.