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Brockton High senior Virginia Burns successfully defended her title at the Nov. 9 MIAA girls South Sectional swim meet at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she broke her own record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.58.
Brockton High senior Virginia Burns successfully defended her title at the Nov. 9 MIAA girls South Sectional swim meet at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she broke her own record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.58.Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

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Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, Virginia Burns rolls out of bed at 4:30. She grabs a bagel while Rascal and Missy, her terrier mutts, watch her sneak out of the house in a groggy rush, bound for a 5:15 swim practice with the Weymouth Club Waves.

From Weymouth, it’s off to Brockton High, for the 7:10 morning bell.

After classes, Burns is in the high school pool for a three-hour practice. She’s home for a quick meal, but drives back to Weymouth again for a 6 p.m. session with her club team.

The routine has helped her become one of the most accomplished swimmers in the state. On Sunday, she will try to repeat in the 100 freestyle at the Division 1 state meet at Harvard.

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