By Mike McHugh
With another outstanding State meet completed this past weekend, DCY SWIM tied their best finish in team history at the Wisconsin YMCA STATE Championships, held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, WI.
Qualifying the most swimmers in team history with 52, the team had a spectacular meet in all age groups throughout the weekend. The DCY SWIM team placed 4th as a team with 1996 points, with 23 teams attending.
11 State Championships- Jack Monfils,8-under boys 100 free 1:12.34. Macoy Neinas, 15-18 boys, 100 back, 52.14, 200 back 1:55.29. Max McHugh, 15-18 boys 100 Breaststroke 52.46, 200 Breast 1:59.48,50 free, 20.80,100 free 45.49. The 100 breast time is faster than the NATIONAL PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL RECORD and faster than his National YMCA record set last year.
The Door County team’s open relays with Max, Macoy, Jared Klika, and Brock Aune also set new State Records in the 200 free relay record with a 1:25.26, and the 200 Medley record with a 1:33.48. They also won the 400 Medley relay with a 3:27.99. We did have all of these records from last year.
DCY Swim had 18 2nd Place finishes, with 6 of them in relays and 11 3rd Place finishes. Qualifying for YMCA Nationals held in Greensboro, NC starting April 3-Macoy Neinas, Brock Aune, Jared Klika, Max McHugh, and Katie Kaminski.