Swimming

  • DEFY breaks records at New Brunswick swim meet

    DEFY breaks records at New Brunswick swim meet

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins posted their best-ever Maine Swimming International Invitational finish when they placed second at the meet in St. John, N.B. DEFY took first place in 21 individual events and four relay events. The Dolphins also broke 24 team records in the meet, which was held July 13-15 and

  • Reclassification to affect local high school volleyball teams

    Reclassification to affect local high school volleyball teams

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Principals’ Association finalized its reclassification proposal last Thursday, and three volleyball teams in the area are on the move. Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Sumner will move from Class B to the newly created Class C in the sport. Joining them will be Washington Academy, Machias, Jonesport-Beals, Lee Academy, Calais, Narraguagus,

  • 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.