‘We couldn’t breathe:’ Fresno Pacific swimmers sue university over ‘toxic’ chlorine exposure


Three Fresno Pacific swimmers say they’re feeling long-lasting effects of a toxic chlorine exposure the university tried to minimize.

“It was a very frightening and horrible experience we all had to go through,” said Dakota Loew-Garrelts, a former swimmer who quit the team after the exposure sickened him. “Thirteen of us were sent to the hospital due to what occurred that day.”

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