DCST Travels To The Illinois Open


DCST Travels To The Illinois Open


The Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team traveled to Champaign for the second long course  meet of the summer on July 8-10.  DCST swam well with 34 of our 36 swimmers who participated swimming career best times.   This accumulated to 175 of our 239 individual swims resulting in 73% career best times! 


The following swimmers had outstanding meets swimming best times in all of their individual events:

Emma Bloyd

Will Evans

Matteo Graham

Ana Hall

Olivia Hall

Sophia Hall

Evan Harrelson

Sean Harrelson

Gage Helfrich

Oraya Karkavatsos-Ziegler

Gabriella Lesatz

Andrew Martinez


After each meet, the coaching staff picks two swimmers, one girl and one boy, as the “Big Dogs" of the meet. Big Dogs are not only selected on their performance in the meet, but the coaches also take into consideration the swimmer’s practice attendance, work ethic, team spirit and sportsmanship. For this meet, Lainey Person, age 10, and Bradley Lesatz, age 11, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.