Swimming

  • Blaney named head swim coach

    Blaney named head swim coach

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School announced David Blaney as the new head coach of its varsity swim team last Wednesday. Blaney, a 1997 MDI graduate, was a member of the swim, football and track teams during his time at the school. He continued his swim career at Bates College. For the last

  • 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 begin Monday, Oct. 21. Any child who can swim the freestyle and backstroke the length of the “Y” pool (25 yards) is welcome

  • DeMuro to coach at MMA

    DeMuro to coach at MMA

    CASTINE — After many, many years coaching swimming on Mount Desert Island, Tony DeMuro is off to the college level. DeMuro will take over as the head coach of the Maine Maritime Academy swim team next week. In his 19-year tenure as coach of the MDI High School swim team, DeMuro led the Trojans to

  • 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