Swimming

  • MDI boys’ swim team repeats as PVC champ

    MDI boys’ swim team repeats as PVC champ

    More than three weeks after they last competed, the Mount Desert Island boys’ swim team got the news that was worth the wait. MDI was announced Monday as this year’s Penobscot Valley Conference champion. The announcement marked a perfect season for the Trojans, who had been waiting to hear how they fared in the meet since conducting their swim Feb. 19.

  • MDI girls’ swim team wins PVC title 

    MDI girls’ swim team wins PVC title 

    The Mount Desert Island girls’ swim team claimed the title in the recent Penobscot Valley Conference championships. MDI earned 357 points to soar past second-place Ellsworth (267 points) in the meet. The result gave the Trojans PVC titles in back-to-back seasons. 

  • MDI sweeps Ellsworth in regular season finale

    MDI sweeps Ellsworth in regular season finale

    The Mount Desert Island swim team closed out the 2021 regular season last week with a dual meet sweep of Ellsworth. Competing in its tightest meet of the year, the MDI girls’ team claimed a 95-91 win over the Eagles. The MDI boys’ team racked up 125 points to Ellsworth’s 42 to finish a perfect regular season.

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: MDI swim teams win state titles

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: MDI swim teams win state titles

    BAR HARBOR — Even after saying goodbye to a legendary coach, the Mount Desert Island swim team didn’t skip a beat in 2020. MDI claimed both boys’ and girls’ state titles last winter under first-year head coach David Blaney. The championship wins capped off perfect seasons for the Trojans, whose former coach, Tony DeMuro, stepped

  • Round the Rock update

    Round the Rock update

    BAR HARBOR— With a dozen more miles to go in order to finish her goal of 44 miles around Mount Desert Island, Purajot Kaur is determined to finish by the end of this month.  As of Sept. 23, Kaur had completed 32 miles of the swim she began on Aug. 28 from Hadley Point in Bar Harbor. On that day,

  • Swan’s Island student swims to raise funds 

    Swan’s Island student swims to raise funds 

    SWAN’S ISLAND—A common question visitors ask about living on an island is, ‘well, if you miss the ferry, do you swim home?’   That question was, in part, Sage Dentremont’s inspiration to swim the 6 miles from Swan’s Island to Bass Harbor on the first day of September.   “I’ve worked at the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station for four summers now,” said Dentremont in

  • Attempted swim around MDI cut short for safety

    Attempted swim around MDI cut short for safety

    BAR HARBOR — The muscles you use are the muscles you build. The same goes for strength, focus, determination and commitment — athletes need these to train and perform and, in a positive feedback loop, they build more as they go.  On Friday, local open water marathon swimmer Puranjot Kaur swam about 16 miles from Hadley Point to Little Hunters’ Beach. Her plan was to

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