Long Course Season Opens At Swimfest


Long Course Season Opens At Swimfest


The Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team had its first long course meet of the year at Pleasant Prairie, WI for Swimfest. We had all 44 of our 44 participating swimmers go career best times and 247 of our 313 individual swims were best times which calculated out to an outstanding 79% best times for the team!


The following swimmers had an outstanding meet with all of their individual swims resulting in best times:


Anthony Biundo

Kristina Biundo

Ava Bloyd

Emma Bloyd

Tim Braun

Will Dukes

Matteo Graham

Evan Johnson

Noah Johnson

Maya Lehan

Ryann Lehan

Abby Muck

Brook Pugh

Alex Skrzypek

Grace Stears

Brendan Sullivan



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, Ana Hall, age 12, and Will Dukes, age 8, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.