DCST Travels To Champaign For Illinois Open


DCST Travels To Champaign For Illinois Open


The Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team had its third long course meet of the year at the University of Illinois for the Illinois Open. We had all 39 participating swimmers go career best times and 218 of our 310 individual swims were best times which calculated out to an outstanding 70% best times for the team!


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


Evan Harrelson

Andrew Martinez

Julia Rasmussen

Calvin VanderSchee

Jared VanderSchee

Ethan Welch



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, Sophia Martinez, age 11, and Matteo Graham, age 12, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.