Swim Team Wraps up Season

The DEFY Dolphins are wrapping up their season next week at the YMCA Short Course Nationals in Greensboro, NC and the Eastern Zone Championships in Webster, NY. Since September the Dolphins have been hard at work in the pool and their efforts have paid off. To celebrate their successes the Dolphins held their annual Awards Banquet last week.

The Dolphins had a great dual meet season, going 2-2, losing only on the road to last year’s State Champions and the runner ups. They had their largest group ever compete at the YMCA State Championships at Orono and the Winter Championships at Bowdoin College.

A few of their highlights this year:

128 swimmers registered
27 swimmers qualified for the YMCA All Star meet
98 swimmers attend Y States
12 YMCA State Champions
1 age group & combined age group YMCA State Team Champions
4th Place finish at Y States
41 swimmers qualifiedfor Winter Champs
21 swimmers qualified for YMCA New England Championships
2 swimmers qualified for the YMCA Short Course Nationals
3 swimmers on the Maine Zone team
17 new team records set
4 new Maine State YMCA records set by our 13-14 Boys Relays
1 YMCA Citizen of the Year, Cece McEachern.
1 YMCA Coach of the Year, Matt Montgomery.