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Dolphin Swim Team has strong showing at state meet


linaRCentral Bucks Family YMCA Dolphins had a successful showing at the 2018 YMCA State Swimming Championship in State College with 19 swimmers competing. Out of the nineteen swimmers competing, thirteen made it to the podium.

Lina Hofmann placed first in the 13-14 year old girls 100 yard breaststroke and third in the 200 yard breaststroke. She also qualified for YMCA Nationals held in Greensboro, North Carolina in both events.

Additionally, the Dolphins placed 11th in the 9-10 year old Girls Medley Relay (Freya Mottershead, Grace Petrakis, Sarah Shapiro and Kate Clarke) and 11th in 9-10 year old Boys Free Relay (Elijah Barker, Darren Sung, Charles Huckel and Alan Zhang).

Several individuals placed as well:

  • Elizabeth Axler: 15 and over 200 yard butterfly - 12th place
  • Charles Huckel: 9-10 year old boys 200 yard freestyle - 6th place

    100 yard butterfly- 6th place,  50 yard butterfly Fly- 4th place

  • Zach LeMay 11-12 year old boys 100 yard butterfly- 11th place

  • Freya Mottershead 9-10 year old girls 50 yard backstroke - 5th place,100 yard backstroke - 4th place, 100 yard individual medley - 10th place

  • Grace Petrakis: 9-10 year old girls 100 yard freestyle - 7th place, 100 yard individual medley - 8th place

  • Michael Scarpitta: 15 & over boys 200 yard butterfly - 4th place, 100 yard butterfly - 11th place

  • Jillian Thorning: 11-12 year old girls 200 yard individual medley - 11th place

Central Bucks Family YMCA also took first place for both the girls and the boys in the Madison Division Championship Meet.

“Congratulations to our swimmers and coaches! They dedicated themselves to working hard this season and it paid off. We’re so proud,” said Central Bucks Family YMCA President/CEO Zane Moore.

To learn more about Central Bucks Family YMCA Dolphins Swim Team or to join, email Tim Ryan at tryan@cbfymca.org or call 215.348.8131, x1149.

Pictured above: Lina Hofmann stands atop the podium after her first place finish in the girls, age 13-14 yard breaststroke.