Dolphins make fine showing at state meet

Posted:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 8:45am

The Boothbay Region YMCA Dolphin swim team made a good showing at the State YMCA swim meet held at the University of Maine March 2-4.

And what a difference a year makes. This year, 32 swimmers competed, with 14 swimmers earning trophies as top-8 finishers; there were 29 heat-winner ribbons earned; 10 relay teams competing; 36 ribbons awarded for 9th through 16th place; there were 47 best times recorded; and 373 points were scored. In 2017, the team had only 20 swimmers compete; four top-8 finishers; four heat-winner ribbons awarded; three relay teams competing; and only 130.5 points were scored.

Competing against several much larger teams, the Boothbay Y boys placed 14th and the girls placed 15th.

The following Dolphins were the top-8 finishers:

Second place for 8 and under girls 25 breaststroke – Beatrix Recoing-Tallen

Second place for 8 and under girls 100 individual medley – Beatrix Recoing-Tallen

Fifth place for the 8 and under boys 100 medley relay – Demetrius Hilgendorf, Miles Murray, Alex Hughes and Byran Hills.

Fifth place for 13-14 boys 100 breastroke – Jameson LaBrecque

Sixth place for 8 and under boys 100 free relay – Byran Hills, Demetrius Hilgendorf, Alex Hughes and Miles Murray

Sixth place for 15+ boys 500 freestyle – Graham Harris

Seventh place for 9-10 boys 50 backstroke – Wyatt Lorrain

Eighth place for 9-10 boys 50 freestyle – Wyatt Lorrain

Individuals scoring points for the Dolphins at the state meet were, in alphabetical order, Nick Archer, Evy Case, Fox Elder, Graham Harris, Hannah Hills, Alex Hughes, Rowan Kristan, Jameson LaBrecque, Wyatt Lorrain, Keegan Murray, Miles Murray, Beatrix Recoing-Tallen, Marlow Recoing-Tallen and Ella Watts.

Swimmers who earned their Dolphin Fins (All best times with no disqualifications): Abby Amaral (three heat-winner ribbons), Eden Butler, Ashton Cunningham, Julian Deliso, Graham Harris, Byran Hills, Hannah Hills, Arabella Hodgdon, Alex Hughes, Rowan Kristan, Jameson LaBrecque, Wyatt Lorrain, Keegan Murray, Miles Murray, Madison Phelps, Beatrix Recoing-Tallen, Marlowe Recoing-Tallen, Will Sledge, Yuji Smith and Maren Whitney.

Wyatt Lorrain and Beatrix Recoing-Tallen earned qualification times for the New England Championships (3/10-3/11). Wyatt placed 39th in the 50 free with a time of 33.88 and Beatrix placed 20th in the 25 breaststroke with a time of 23.20.

The Dolphins will be hosting the 2018 Boothbay Dolphins Family, Alumni, and Friends Fun Meet Saturday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. warm up). This fun meet is open to all ages and abilities and is a fundraiser for the team. Registrations are now being accepted at the YMCA.

For more information about the Boothbay Dolphin swim team, to schedule a swim team evaluation for your child, and or to be added to the email list, please contact Head Coach Zach Gray at