Swimming

  • MDI swim team edges Ellsworth

    MDI swim team edges Ellsworth

    BAR HARBOR — The passion and intensity of the Ellsworth High School vs. Mount Desert Island High School rivalry filled the air on the MDI YMCA pool deck Friday. The girls’ meet was particularly thrilling, with the Trojans edging the Eagles 88-87, a final team score that came down to the final girls’ event, the

  • MDI swim team earns sweep of John Bapst

    MDI swim team earns sweep of John Bapst

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island swim team rang in the new year in dominant fashion Friday with a sweep of John Bapst at the MDI YMCA. On the boys’ side, MDI earned a 137-34 victory over the Crusaders. The Trojans earned wins in every single event. Liam Sullivan (200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly)

  • Swim meet set

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School is set to host John Bapst in a dual meet Friday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the MDI YMCA. The two teams last met in February 2018 in Bangor, in the last meet of the regular season before the PVC championship meets.

  • Swim team tops Brewer

    Swim team tops Brewer

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School swim teams defeated Brewer Friday evening at home. The boys’ team won the meet 105-22. The girls’ contest was closer, a 101-82 victory. The strong Witches girls’ team won this matchup last year. MDI coach Tony DeMuro said Friday’s meet “was a good testing. There were

  • Aquathon approaches

    Aquathon approaches

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks swim team plans its annual Aquathon fundraiser for Sunday, Feb. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. Every year, coaches give each child a swimming goal to reach in 90 minutes of swimming, whether it’s completing 40 laps or 200 laps. Swimmers are tasked with asking their friends,

  • Swim team sweeps all events vs. GSA

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018-19 high school swim season is still young, but the Mount Desert Island Trojans look to be in good shape already. MDI swept all 19 events in Friday night’s dual meet against George Stevens Academy at the Down East Family YMCA in Ellsworth. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams earned victories with

  • First MDI swim meet is Friday

    First MDI swim meet is Friday

    BAR HARBOR — Coach Tony DeMuro has known for a long time that the high school swim season is a marathon rather than a sprint. Back in February, his Mount Desert Island High School squad proved that for him. When the 2017-18 season began, MDI was without many of its top swimmers as the teams

  • Sharks swim season starts

    Sharks swim season starts

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks Swim Team is looking for new swimmers to help the team continue its reign as one of the best teams in Maine. Practices began on Oct. 23. Any child who can swim the freestyle and backstroke the length of the “Y” pool (25 yards) is welcome

  • Sullivan named All American

    Sullivan named All American

    BAR HARBOR — Liam Sullivan of Bar Harbor has been named as a United States Swimming Scholastic All American for the second consecutive year. Sullivan, a senior at Mount Desert Island High School, swims for the Trojans as well as the MDI YMCA Sharks. He was one of five Maine swimmers to be named to

  • 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