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The Dolphins are Back

Coming off the heels of their district winning season in 2020, the Keene Family YMCA Dolphins are back to racing with their recent impressive showing at the Dorsi Reynolds Meet at UVAC in White River Junction, VT. Led by their well-respected and seasoned Coach, Pedr Seymour, 37 swimmers of the 65+ member team attended the November 5th-7th meet to compete alongside nearly 400 other swimmers. Of those in attendance, nearly half placed in the top 5 for one or more events, including these 14 top 3 finishers:

Age 15 & Up

Lilian Charlefour – 2nd 200 yd. Fly
M.Kay Farkas – 3rd 500 yd. Free

Age 13-14

Ethan Amundson – 3rd 500 yd. Free
Haven Ferguson – 1st 500 yd. Free, 2nd 100 yd. Fly, 2nd 100 yd. Back, 3rd 200 yd. Free
Andrew O’Donnell – 3rd 200 yd. Fly
Kennedy Taylor – 2nd 100 yd. Free

Age 11-12

Galen Ferguson – 1st 400 yd. IM, 1st 200 yd. Fly, 2nd 100 yd. Back, 3rd 100 yd. Fly
Sullivan Murray – 3rd 50 yd. Breast
Avery Richardson – 1st 50 yd. Fly, 2nd 100 yd. Free, 2nd 50 yd. Free, 3rd 100 yd. IM
Dan Rusu – 3rd 50 yd. Fly

Age 10 & Under

Calvin Cutler – 1st 100 yd. Back, 3rd 50 yd. Back
Genna Ferguson- 3rd 500 yd. Free
Owen Houghton – 3rd 100 yd. IM

Age 8 & Under

Mason Rea – 2nd 25yd. Free, 3rd 25yd. Breast

Coach Seymour had this to say about his team, “With half of our swimmers unable to practice last winter due to Covid restrictions, it was exciting to see so many performance improvements this early in the season, including Leighton Paulsen, who broke the KYD team record for the 15 & Up 200 yd. Backstroke. We look forward to our next meet against the Granite YMCA Tiger Sharks later this month, and a return to UVAC for the Winter Classic meet in December. It’s going to be a great year!”

Congratulations to all the KYD swimmers for a successful first meet!

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