Mount Desert Island High School swim Coach Tony DeMuro is all smiles at the girls’ Class B Championship meet held at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. PHOTO BY AMANAT KHULLAR

DeMuro is PVC Coach of the Year



BAR HARBOR Mount Desert Island High School swimming Coach Tony DeMuro was named the Maine Class B girls’ swim Coach of the Year as well as PVC girls’ swim Coach of the Year, based on his team’s first-place finish at the PVC Championship.

Tony DeMuro celebrates MDI senior Aubrie Boyce’s fourth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the girls’ Class B Championship meet. DeMuro was named the Maine Class B girls’ swim Coach of the Year as well as PVC girls’ swim Coach of the Year.

Tony DeMuro celebrates MDI senior Aubrie Boyce’s fourth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the girls’ Class B Championship meet.  PHOTO BY AMANAT KHULLAR

“It’s a reflection of the team’s efforts and the kids that you have. Without good swimmers, we’re not that good at coaching,” DeMuro said. “You’d like to think that you can make kids be fast, but you need kids who already know how to swim well to make them faster, and they make you look good.”

On his watch, Lydia DaCorte and Liam Sullivan were named to the All State swim teams, and a number of athletes were named to the PVC All Star and All Academic swim and dive teams.

“Tony [DeMuro] does a wonderful job, and he is well deserving of the award,” MDI High Athletic Director Bunky Dow said. “His team peaks at the right time, and he does a good job of preparing kids for the championship.”

Pierce DiMauro was named for the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle to the boys’ All Star teams. Sullivan made it for the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. In 1-meter diving, Bryce DiMauro was named.

On the girls’ side, DaCorte was named for the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and also was named the PVC girls’ swimmer of the year. Eliza Schleif was named for the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. In 1-meter diving, Chelsea Schroeder was named.

All Academic team members include Kirstin DiMauro, Pierce DiMauro and Kristoph Naggert.

“We swam remarkably well to end the season, especially in the state meets, where pretty much everyone swam fast,” added DeMuro. “Results were really positive across the board, which reconfirms that we know what we’re doing. A part of the process is not getting frustrated during the regular season and really focusing on going fast when it matters.”

The Maine swimming awards banquet is set for Sunday, March 6, at the Augusta Civic Center.

 

 

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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