Swimming

  • 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

  • Close races between Ellsworth, MDI swim teams

    Close races between Ellsworth, MDI swim teams

    ELLSWORTH — Fans from all over Hancock County packed the swimming pool area at the Down East Family YMCA for a much-awaited meet between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island, and they weren’t disappointed. Both the girls’ and boys’ events had many close races throughout, and the result was a split; MDI won 90-74 on the

  • Ellsworth swim team beats Foxcroft, Carlisle

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams were both victorious against Foxcroft and Carlisle over the past week. The boys’ team won 129-22 in Foxcroft on Friday, and the girls’ team won 95-62. Ellsworth’s Camden Holmes won the boys’ 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 57.16 seconds and beat the next

  • Ellsworth swim team shines in win over Orono

    Ellsworth swim team shines in win over Orono

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams each posted victories over visiting Orono on Friday. The boys’ team beat the Red Riots 124-38, and the girls’ team won 98-45. Below is a full list of competitive finishers in both the boys’ and girls’ events. Girls’ 200-yard medley relay Ellsworth A, 2 minutes, 13.56

  • Ellsworth tops GSA in dual swim meet

    Ellsworth tops GSA in dual swim meet

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and George Stevens Academy boys’ and girls’ swim teams faced off in the first meet of the season Tuesday, Dec. 13. Ellsworth won the boys’ meet 131-25 and the girls’ meet 94-53. Below is a full list of competitive finishers in both the boys’ and girls’ events. Girls’ 200-yard medley relay

  • DEFY swim team wins again

    DEFY swim team wins again

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins defeated the Northern York County YMCA Manta Rays 568-268 in a home swim meet Saturday. A total of 107 DEFY swimmers took part in the meet, and two qualified for the New England YMCA Championships — Sean Hill did so with a time of 1 minute, 6.61