DCST Concludes Dual Meet Season with Wins


DCST Concludes Dual Meet Season with Wins


The Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team defeated Rockford, Belvidere, Kewanee and ILVY in a dual meet at home.  We had 82 of our 95 participating swimmers go career best times and 155 of our 259 individual swims were best times which calculated out to an outstanding 60% best times for the team.


Congratulations to Camila Palacios on setting a DCST record in the following events:


Girls 9-10 500 Freestyle – 5:54.10


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


Esme Beckley

Anthony Biundo

Nicholas Biundo

Emma Bloyd

Timothy Braun

Emma Cohen

Mikenna DeSpain

Will Dukes

Jessie Fredrickson

Donny Gramer

Noah Johnson

Alissa Kocjan

Suzanna Lowery

Isabella Martinez

Sophia Martinez

Avelina McMurtry

Noah Murcia

Luke Oland

Owen Pfaff

Brook Pugh

Leah Pugh

Levi Schamper

Vaughn Schamper

Alex Skrzypek

William Smrz

Kevin Sullivan

Samantha Vander Bleek

Calvin VanderSchee

Jared VanderSchee

Aidric Walters

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, Avelina McMurtry, age 10, and Amir Rafea, age 8, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.