Swimming

  • Ellsworth swimmer Alvarado receives $1,000 scholarship

    Ellsworth swimmer Alvarado receives $1,000 scholarship

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School senior and Down East Family YMCA swim team member Sam Alvarado was one of two seniors in the state of Maine to receive a $1,000 scholarship on Sunday. Alvarado, who was granted the scholarship along with Bath Area YMCA swimmer Caitlin Tycz, received it at the Maine Swimming at the

  • Ellsworth swim team to receive academic award

    ELLSWORTH — The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association has selected the Ellsworth High School swim team to receive awards for its excellent performance in the classroom, head coach Jim Goodman said Sunday. The Ellsworth boys and girls both qualified for the award’s “Silver” category. The boys earned a GPA of 3.66, and the girls’ was

  • Local swimmers, divers receive honors at state banquet in Augusta

    Local swimmers, divers receive honors at state banquet in Augusta

    ELLSWORTH — After a remarkable season, some of the area’s top swimmers and divers have finally been rewarded — formally, that is. Swimmers and divers from around the state were honored at the Maine Interscholastic Swim League’s annual awards banquet Saturday, March 12. Among the local athletes honored at the event were Ellsworth’s Sam Alvarado

  • DEFY swim team sets records at state championships

    DEFY swim team sets records at state championships

    ELLSWORTH — The DEFY Dolphins took forth place at the State’s YMCA swim championships this past weekend in Orono. In addition to breaking five team records, DEFY brought home eight individual state championships and two relay championships. The team also won the 11-12 age group on the boys’ side. DEFY swimmers Colin Aponte, Owen Frank,

  • Hancock County athletes make All-State, Penobscot Valley Conference All-Star swim team

    Hancock County athletes make All-State, Penobscot Valley Conference All-Star swim team

    ELLSWORTH — ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island, George Stevens Academy and Bucksport each had athletes named to both the All-State and Penobscot Valley Conference All-Star swim teams. For Ellsworth, Camden Holmes received the honors in the 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. Holmes was the winner of the 100

  • Registrations begins for DEFY swim lessons

    ELLSWORTH — Registration has begun for swim lessons at the Down East Family YMCA later this month, DEFY announced in a statement Friday. Swim lessons will begin Monday, Feb. 27, and will run for seven weeks. Lessons will be made available in both the morning and evening Monday through Saturday for children over the age of six

  • Ellsworth, MDI swim teams among top finishers at regional championships

    Ellsworth, MDI swim teams among top finishers at regional championships

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island boys and girls each posted top-half finishes at this weekend’s Class B North swim championships. The boys’ tournament was held Saturday at the University of Maine in Orono. Ellsworth finished second behind Old Town and got two wins each from Sam Alvarado and Camden Holmes. MDI finished fourth.

  • Ellsworth swim team beats Washington Academy to close season

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team got wins from both the boys and girls to close out the regular season against Washington Academy on Saturday. Ellsworth’s girls’ team nearly saw Ellie Clarke break the school’s 100-yard backstroke record once again. Clarke, who broke her old record by swimming the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 4.32

  • Ellsworth swim team sweeps Hampden Academy on Senior Night

    Ellsworth swim team sweeps Hampden Academy on Senior Night

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swimming team capped off Senior Night with a sweep of the Hampden Academy Broncos at the Down East Family YMCA on Friday. Seniors Leah Stevens, Arianna Peterson, Diane Roberts, Sam Alvarado, Brian Whalley, Hayden Sattler, Jack McKechnie, Keith Jordan and Connor Wubbenhorst swam their last home races for the Eagles. The girls won