DCY Swim Team Churns Outstanding Performances at State Meet

Members of the DCY swim team that recently competed at the state meet pose on the mezzanine.



Door County, WI - March 19, 2024 - The Door County YMCA Swim Team displayed outstanding performances at the YMCA State Swimming Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatics Center in Brown Deer, WI this past weekend. With 58 swimmers qualifying for the event, comprising half of the team, the athletes showcased their dedication, skill, and resilience throughout the competition.

The meet commenced on Friday night with a remarkable display of prowess, as every event witnessed swimmers achieving personal best times. This momentum carried forward throughout the weekend, culminating in the team clinching an impressive total of 10 State Championships. Among the standout performers were Max Aleksandrowicz, who secured four titles in the 7-under category 25, 50 fly,100 Free, 100 IM, and Nadia Kurek, who claimed two titles in the 9-year-old category 25 fly, 100 IM. Daylia Sund, 13-14yr , 100 Breaststroke, Cassie Rankin, 15-Open, 1650 free, Harper Jennerjohn 8 yr, 25 fly, and Alex Sperber 9yr, 100 back also emerged victorious in their respective events, contributing to the team's stellar performance.

In addition to the State Championships, the team earned numerous podium finishes, with 10 second-place, 16 third-place, and 20 fourth-place achievements. The dedication of the swimmers was evident in the approximately 90 best individual times posted over the weekend, reflecting an outstanding 87% improvement rate.

The team's collective efforts resulted in remarkable overall standings, with the Boys' team securing 3rd place and the Girls' team claiming 6th place out of 20 participating teams. Impressively, the team clinched 5th place overall, underscoring their depth and talent across all categories. The 8-under Boys' team also shone brightly, clinching victory in their age group.

Furthermore, three swimmers from the team have earned prestigious National Qualifications. Jack Monfils, Daylia Sund, and Sue Mann exhibited exceptional skills, earning their spots in the upcoming national competition in Greensboro, NC in April. Noteworthy performances include Sue Mann's remarkable time-trial of the 50 free, achieving a time of :24.53 without breathing, and Cassie Rankin's record-breaking performance in the 1000 free.

Reflecting on the achievements, Coach Mike expressed pride in the team's accomplishments and emphasized the dedication and hard work displayed by each swimmer. Looking ahead, the team is poised to continue their success, with aspirations of further achievements on the national stage.

For more information on the Door County YMCA Swim Team and upcoming events, visit www.DoorCountyYMCA.org or contact Mike McHugh.






The Door County YMCA: For Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Driven by its founding mission, the Door County YMCA has 170 full and part-time staff serving over 10,906 members in Door County from facilities in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay in a broad range of programming for all ages. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.



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