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For South Elgin senior boys swimmer Nick Hasemann, it's all about the physics. Hasemann, who placed fourth in the state last year in the backstroke, has worked hard at perfecting his underwater technique this year. "I've improved my under-waters," he said. "My technique is better. I'm doing a lot of strength work and I should be able to pull a lot more water and move faster through the water. I have the ability to pull more water and my core strength helps keep my body in line instead of all over the place. If you travel in a straight line you will travel faster through the water." Hasemann is back at the state for the fourth and final time this weekend at New Trier High School. He'll swim the backstroke and 200.