Swimming

  • 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

  • Follow ‘Round the Rock’

    Follow ‘Round the Rock’

    BAR HARBOR — Puranjot Kaur is set to begin the never-before-attempted marathon swim around Mount Desert Island Friday morning Aug. 28 at 7 a.m. at Hadley Point.  The swim will be approximately 44 statute miles and will take roughly 24 hours to complete. It’s a fundraiser for Open Table MDI, an island nonprofit run by Kaur and her husband that focuses on

  • Kaur plans 24-hour, 44-mile ‘Round the Rock’ swim

    Kaur plans 24-hour, 44-mile ‘Round the Rock’ swim

    BAR HARBOR — On Monday at 5:15 a.m., the day started like nearly every other for open water marathon swimmer Puranjot Kaur.  She grabs her swim bag and heads for Echo Lake in Acadia National Park or the ocean waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. She spends about three hours in the water each morning, crisscrossing her way to 10,000

  • MDI swimmers earn places on All-PVC teams

    MDI swimmers earn places on All-PVC teams

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School swimmers received numerous spots on the All-Penobscot Valley Conference teams released last Thursday. Sam Mitchell (first team, 1-meter dive; second team, 50 -yard freestyle), Brendan Graves (first team, 100-yard breaststroke) and Tyler Willis (second team, 200 free and 100 butterfly) earned individual honors for the MDI boys,

  • MDI boys, girls win PVC swim crowns

    MDI boys, girls win PVC swim crowns

    ORONO — With one meet to go, the Mount Desert Island High School swim program remains unconquered. MDI claimed both the boys’ and girls’ PVC championships Saturday at the University of Maine. The results kept both teams undefeated heading into next week’s state championships. “This was the outcome we were looking for from this meet

  • MDI swim sweeps Hampden to conclude regular season

    MDI swim sweeps Hampden to conclude regular season

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams concluded the regular season with victories over Hampden Academy in Monday night’s meet at the MDI YMCA.  MDI won every event except for the girls’ 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. The boys won 146-32, and the girls won 135-44.  On the girls’ side, the meet marked

  • MDI swim sweeps Brewer

    MDI swim sweeps Brewer

    BANGOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams cruised to victories against Brewer in Saturday’s meet at the Bangor YMCA. On the girls’ side, MDI earned wins in all three relay races. The Trojans also got individual victories from Cecilia Saltysiak (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly), Maria Saltysiak (200-yard individual