January 6, 2020
The Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team traveled to Aurora for a three-day invitational hosted by the Academy Bullets. We had 17 of our 19 swimmers who competed in the meet swim a career best time. It was a meet against some very tough competition where 76 of our 142 swims were career best times for an average of 54% for the meet!
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, Alex Skrzypek, age 12, and Mikenna DeSpain, age 12, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.