Swimming

  • 40 compete in Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim

    40 compete in Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim

    MOUNT DESERT — With the rain holding off until afternoon, the weather Saturday morning was just right for this year’s Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim, organized by the Downeast Family YMCA. Forty swimmers competed in this year’s event, which consisted of 500-yard and 1.5-mile swims. The event drew 16 500-yard swimmers and 29 1.5-mile swimmers

  • A swim for the books

    A swim for the books

    BAR HARBOR —Puranjot Khalsa of Bar Harbor made history Saturday morning as the first woman to complete the 2.7-mile swim from Great Cranberry Island to Northeast Harbor. Swimming in 58 degree water, Khalsa reached the Northeast Harbor town dock in 1 hour, 25 minutes. She completed her swim as part of the second leg of

  • Bill Reeve Echo Lake swim set

    Bill Reeve Echo Lake swim set

    MOUNT DESERT — The 25th annual Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim has been scheduled for next Saturday, Aug. 10, at Camp Beech Cliff. The swim, which is organized by the Down East Family YMCA, is offering a 500-yard swim, 1.5-mile swim and 1.5-mile relay this year. The swim course begins and ends at Camp Beech

  • Pool gets new ventilation

    Pool gets new ventilation

    BAR HARBOR — A new air handler (ventilation system) for the pool at the MDI YMCA arrived and was installed last week. Problems with the old system resulted in some swim meets this past season being postponed or moved to other pools. “Our new system will bring us crisp, clean air for years to come!”

  • Sharks announce team awards

    Sharks announce team awards

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks swim team announced team awards prior to last Wednesday’s banquet at Mount Desert Island High School. The Sharks posted a strong season against tough competition. The boys’ and girls’ teams combined for third at the YMCA state championships and second at the state’s winter championships. “This

  • Swim honors

    Swim honors

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School swimmers Liam Sullivan and Tyler Woodworth were both selected to the All-State boys’ team at the Maine Interscholastic Swim League awards banquet Sunday evening in Augusta. Sullivan was chosen for the 200-yard medley and 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays and 100-yard breaststroke, and Woodworth was chosen in

  • Sharks score

    Sharks score

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks swim team took first place in four divisions Saturday at the state YMCA championship meet in Orono. The 9-10 boys, above, and the boys and girls combined in that age group were state champions. The 13-14 girls, below with MDI YMCA Director Tommy Parham and the

  • Boys first, girls third at swim state championships

    Boys first, girls third at swim state championships

    By Glenn Jordan, Portland Press Herald and Mike Mandell, mmandell@mdislander.com ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School boys swim and dive team won the Class B state championships at the University of Maine Saturday, earning the team title for the second year in a row. Two days later, the Trojan girls finished third of 21 teams

  • Trojan boys are PVC runners-up, girls finish third

    Trojan boys are PVC runners-up, girls finish third

    ORONO — Nearly a year to the day after the Mount Desert Island High School and Ellsworth High School boys’ swim teams fought to the wire for the conference title, the two delivered another classic showing. The MDI boys were edged by Ellsworth in another back-and-forth battle at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Friday at

  • Swim teams swamp Raiders

    Swim teams swamp Raiders

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School swim teams defeated the visiting Washington Academy Raiders at the final home meet of the season Friday. It was also Senior Night and swimmers Liam Sullivan, Isaac Weaver, Loren Genrich, Anna Naggert and Yuri Gabetta were honored (Zeke Valleau was not present). The Trojan girls won