• YMCA hosts Echo Lake swim

    YMCA hosts Echo Lake swim

    MOUNT DESERT — Calm and clear as could be, the water at the south end of Echo Lake on Saturday was ripe for a swim. Down the steep hill and winding steps that separate Beech Hill Road from the shore, nearly 50 swimmers gathered on a barge for one of eastern Maine’s biggest outdoor swim

  • Unstoppable Sharks

    Unstoppable Sharks

    BRUNSWICK — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks swim team finished sixth of 24 teams at the Junior Olympic meet over the weekend at Bowdoin College. The Sharks boys were in third place with a team score of 1107.5. The girls were sixth with 908 points. The combined team was in sixth place with 2015.5.

  • Sullivan receives All-State honors

    Sullivan receives All-State honors

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island swimmer Liam Sullivan was honored as a member of Maine’s All-State team at Sunday’s Interscholastic Swim League banquet at the Augusta Civic Center. Sullivan was selected in the 200-yard medley relay, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 400-yard freestyle relay. He helped lead the Trojans to a state championship

  • All-Star swimmers

    All-Star swimmers

    BAR HARBOR — Several swimmers from the Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ teams were recently named PVC All-Star selections. On the boys’ team, Liam Sullivan was named to both the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly squads. Jacob Mitchell received a 100-yard freestyle selection, and Tyler Willis was honored in the 500-yard freestyle.

  • Sharks fourth in YMCA states

    Sharks fourth in YMCA states

    ORONO — A small group of dedicated swimmers on the Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks swim team edged rivals from Ellsworth to finish fourth in the Maine State YMCA swim meet held Friday through Sunday at the University of Maine. Of the 16 participating teams, the Long Reach Swim Club of the Bath won the

  • Swimmers crush Crusaders

    Swimmers crush Crusaders

    BANGOR — Mount Desert Island High School’s swim teams notched a victory over the John Bapst Crusaders in their final regular-season meet Tuesday at the Bangor YMCA. The Trojan boys took first in all 12 events, and the girls were first in 10 of 12 swim events. Bapst is fielding a girls’ diving team, but

  • Aquathon set

    Aquathon set

    BAR HARBOR — The Annual Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks Aquathon, a pledge event to raise money for the operation of the swim team, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Aquathon is for Sharks team members, parents and any community members who would like to participate. Each swimmer