Swimming

  • 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

  • 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