Swimming

  • 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

  • MDI, Ellsworth swim teams rolling ahead of dual meet

    MDI, Ellsworth swim teams rolling ahead of dual meet

    BAR HARBOR — With a memorable decade behind them, the Mount Desert Island High School and Ellsworth High School swim teams have entered the 2020s ready for even more success. Whether they’re meeting early in the season or competing for championships in February, the Eagles and Trojans have made memorable battles between them the norm

  • Swim, dive team earns sweep over Belfast Lions

    Swim, dive team earns sweep over Belfast Lions

    BELFAST — The Mount Desert Island High School swim team earned a sweep over Belfast in Friday night’s road meet. In team scoring, the MDI girls beat Belfast 79-23, and the MDI boys edged the Lions 55-47. On the girls’ side, MDI swept all three relay races with wins in the 200-yard medley relay (Maria

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